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Study: ‘Junk DNA’ plays a key role in regulating circadian clocks

If you’ve ever had a bad case of jet lag, you know how a disruption to your body’s circadian rhythm makes it difficult to function. Molecular circadian “clocks” exist in cells throughout the body, governing more than just sleep and Read More »

January 5th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Largest, most diverse prostate cancer study identifies new genetic risk factors

Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more often, and fare worse, from common ailments compared to others. Prostate cancer is one disease where such health disparities occur: Risk for the disease is about 75% higher, and prostate cancer is Read More »

January 4th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Jehni Robinson reflects on how a family legacy of social justice shaped her career in family medicine

When you sit down with Jehni Robinson, you can easily leave all the titles and degrees at the door (or virtual waiting room). Her calm, reassuring demeanor makes your voice feel welcomed — like you’re part of something important. Jehni Read More »

January 4th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New, portable device aims to quickly diagnose patients with bleeding in brain

For patients with strokes and traumatic injuries to the brain, a timely diagnosis is one of the most important factors associated with a good recovery. Current practices require a CT or MRI before beginning treatment, but a newly funded project Read More »

December 30th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Stem Cell PhD student works to end inflamm-aging

USC PhD student Ruzanna “Rose” Shkhyan has gotten a first-hand look at how stem cell discoveries can lead to clinical trials. As member of the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Denis Evseenko, she contributed research that led to the development Read More »

December 29th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|