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Pharmacy, dentistry researchers cited in Reuters ranking of innovative universities

Reuters has ranked the University of Southern California (USC) No. 8 on its 2019 list of the Most Innovative Universities in the World. The annual list identifies and ranks educational institutions doing the most to advance Read More »

November 5th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Teen vapers choose mint as their favorite e-cigarette flavor

A new USC study shows that mint was the most popular flavor of e-cigarettes used by U.S. teens in 2019, a finding that could impact proposed federal regulations intended to rein in soaring e-cig use among youth.

The research, which appeared Read More »

November 5th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Stem cell scientists reveal key differences in male, female kidney

USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait of gender differences and more in the organ.

The findings could benefit 37 million Americans suffering from kidney disease by helping to distinguish Read More »

November 4th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC-VHH promotes wellness with free community health fair

On Oct. 26, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), in conjunction with the YMCA of the Foothills, hosted its free annual health fair for the community in the hospital’s lower parking lot. The yearly event is one of the hospital’s largest Read More »

November 4th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Alzheimer’s disease impacts women in higher numbers and different ways

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and many people don’t realize that of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, nearly two-thirds are women. The reason for this striking discrepancy isn’t yet known, and proposed theories range from differences in Read More »

November 1st, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|