Keck School researcher discovers drug that may delay onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

A researcher from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has discovered a potential breakthrough in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and treating hydrocephalus. Young-Kwon Hong, PhD, the chief of basic science research for Read More »

May 17th, 2024|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Health magazine’s latest issue is now available

Readers of USC Health, Keck Medicine of USC’s patient- and community-facing magazine, can find the latest issue online at KeckMedicine.org/magazine. Print copies are also en route to Keck Medicine clinical locations and mailboxes across southern California.

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May 16th, 2024|Announcements, featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Half-identical donors offer best outcomes for Hispanic patients undergoing bone marrow transplants

A new Keck Medicine of USC study published in Leukemia Research suggests that a bone marrow transplant from a haploidentical (half-identical) relative may greatly increase patients’ odds of success, in addition to being easier to find.

Patients who received their Read More »

May 15th, 2024|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study reveals racial disparities in diagnosis and drug use for dementia symptoms

Compared to Black and Asian people, white and Hispanic people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias were more likely to be diagnosed with symptoms like depression and agitation, according to a new study from the USC Schaeffer Read More »

May 14th, 2024|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New study reveals the role of iron in allergic asthma — pointing to new potential therapies

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have found that iron is a key regulator of energy usage by immune cells in the lungs, and that targeting iron uptake could help treat asthma and other allergic diseases.

The findings Read More »

May 14th, 2024|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|