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    New study points to toxic potential of hydroxychloroquine in mammalian cells
    Thursday, August 5, 2021
    During the height of the pandemic, as scientists worldwide raced to develop a vaccine, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) emerged as a flashpoint of controversy. Pitting proponents of using the drug to fight COVID-19 against skeptics citing a lack of evidence of efficacy, the debate spilled into public view, polarizing national and international... Read More »
    USC Norris partners with institute to advance drug development
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    To accelerate the development of groundbreaking cancer treatments, the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Center for Cancer Drug Development (CCDD) at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC announces its first strategic partnership with Sanford Burnham Prebys. Under this agreement, USC researchers will collaborate with scientists... Read More »
    COVID-19 Delta variant rise looms as K-12 schools prepare to reopen
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021
    Infections from the COVID-19 Delta variant are rising across the country just as most K-12 schools are preparing to reopen. Children aged 12 and older can get vaccinated — and nearly 58% of them in America have done so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many districts have... Read More »
    New center aims to improve access, delivery of care to vulnerable groups
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality health care. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospital and clinic professionals are searching for novel ways to improve health care access and delivery. Yet many innovations never get... Read More »
    Scientists explore the latent regenerative potential of the inner ear
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    Scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil have identified a natural barrier to the regeneration of the inner ear’s sensory cells, which are lost in hearing and balance disorders. Overcoming this barrier may be a first step in returning inner ear cells to a newborn-like state that’s primed for... Read More »
    From survival to revival: Mapping the road to a better future
    Friday, July 30, 2021
    COVID-19 attacked not just the body but the mind as well. The stress of losing a job, loneliness brought on by extended isolation, depression resulting from a friend or loved one’s death, fear of becoming infected with the virus and other factors ravaged many people’s mental health. Disadvantaged communities have... Read More »