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Building eye implants for people with retina degeneration

When Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, started out as an electrical engineer, he was working on safety assessments of electromagnetic fields. Essentially, he wanted to find out how to prevent people from being overexposed to those fields and hurting themselves. Read More »

June 14th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Pollution measured across Los Angeles County

A new USC analysis of air quality data shows sharply different levels of air pollution across the Los Angeles area, with Chinatown suffering from the unhealthiest air. Altadena had the lowest air pollution.

The analysis used an artificial intelligence model, developed Read More »

June 13th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Dental work transforms a teen’s smile

Stephanie Saldana was born with amelogenesis imperfecta, a rare tooth development disorder that causes teeth to be unusually small, grooved or discolored. Because of that disorder, Saldana would instinctively cover her mouth to avoid being bullied by classmates.

Thanks to the Read More »

June 13th, 2018|Announcements|

Baxter Foundation returns for annual campus visit

Directors of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation visited the Health Sciences Campus on April 27 to hear presentations from Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty and meet with participants in the Baxter Foundation Student Research Fellowship Read More »

June 13th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researchers discover role of schizophrenia gene in brain development

A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression.

It’s the first time these molecules, which are associated with the disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) protein linked to Read More »

June 12th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|