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Drop by drop, water refill stations create a sustainable solution that makes a difference

Anyone over 40 is likely to remember old-school drinking fountains — the porcelain and chrome fixtures dotted school hallways and gym foyers everywhere. Students had to put their faces uncomfortably close to what wasn’t always a clean surface just to Read More »

January 31st, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

A new vision for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Could a new paradigm in digital health treat blinding disorders and possibly also be a conduit for treating other parts of the brain? A multi-disciplinary team of world-renowned researchers at USC are exploring this exciting possibility. Building on decades of Read More »

January 28th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Cancer Moonshot funds will help USC researchers reduce health disparities in cancer research

Medical trials lead to important innovations that save lives. But some racial and ethnic groups are woefully underrepresented in such research studies, leaving unanswered questions about how diseases and treatments affect these populations.

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January 27th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New study first to show figurative language comprehension relies upon brain’s motor regions

“Bend your ear.” “Grasping at straws.” “Kick the bucket.” English is filled with figurative language that makes meaning by evoking physical actions of the human body.

During the past decade, a number of scientific studies have shown that brain regions thought Read More »

January 27th, 2022|Announcements|

Humayun among three USC faculty named 2021 AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected three USC professors to become AAAS fellows in 2021.

The council designates members with this distinction whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically Read More »

January 26th, 2022|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|