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Study traces the evolution of gill covers in fish

The emergence of jaws in primitive fish allowed vertebrates to become top predators. What is less appreciated is another evolutionary innovation that may have been just as important for the success of early vertebrates: the formation of covers to protect Read More »

October 6th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

When it comes to arthritic bone spurs, stem cells hurt instead of heal

The same stem cells that heal broken bones can also generate arthritic bone spurs called osteophytes, according to a new study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

“Although these stem and progenitor cells promote healthy bone repair in other Read More »

October 5th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Meet the dedicated crew that keeps Keck Medicine professionals safe

For those responsible for employee health at Keck Medicine of USC, everything changed on Friday the 13th.

On that date in March, they tested the first Keck Medicine worker suspected to have COVID-19.

“That’s when everything exploded,” said Read More »

April 15th, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Voting matters: How physicians impact US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

Keck Medicine is proud to be listed on the honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, but how are those rankings achieved? And how does physician voting play a role?

The Best Hospitals rankings identify medical centers nationwide that Read More »

February 5th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Perspective: Creating a culture of research

Vaughn Starnes, MD, is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, and the H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Cardiovascular Thoracic Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is surgeon-in-chief at USC Norris Cancer and Read More »

November 13th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|