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    Filling the gap in neonatal care with play
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    When babies are born early — at or before 32 weeks — they are at risk for challenges, including developmental and learning disabilities. While they receive lots of care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), there’s about four to eight months that pass between their discharge home and the... Read More »
    Researchers co-developing precision drug delivery tool for traumatic brain injury
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Southern California has developed a precision drug delivery tool to selectively treat areas of the brain damaged during a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The researchers anticipate that their rapidly deployable intervention could potentially help prevent long-term brain damage in the millions... Read More »
    J. Martin Heur named interim chair of ophthalmology
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD, professor of clinical ophthalmology and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective Sept. 16.  Heur, who was also recently appointed to the Charles C.... Read More »
    Smoking associated with worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Patients treated for bladder cancer with a surgery known as radical cystectomy have worse outcomes if they are smokers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis by Keck Medicine of USC. The study appeared in The Journal of Urology. “This study is important because while it is known that tobacco... Read More »
    Research team develops pioneering mask for procedure patients
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Infectious disease experts have long known that the best the way to keep a deadly virus from spreading across hospital wards is to confine contagious patients to negative-pressure rooms. Now researchers at the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery are taking that idea... Read More »
    Experts setting clinical practice guidelines for concussion
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million Americans experience a concussion — a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or jolt that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull — every year. While the condition has more recently become the subject of study and... Read More »
    Innovative treatment can help maintain prostate cancer patients’ quality of life
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    For some prostate cancer patients, radical treatment (surgery or radiation) are standard. However, these procedures may cause side effects including urinary incontinence or impotency. A new study from USC Urology and Keck Medicine of USC demonstrates that focal (or targeted) high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of the prostate can be... Read More »
    In memoriam: G. Denman Hammond, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
    Thursday, September 3, 2020
    It is with sadness that we note the recent passing of Dr. G. Denman Hammond, at the age of 97.   Dr. Hammond had a distinguished career as a faculty for the University of Southern California, was highly influential in the establishment of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and served... Read More »