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    Master of Public Health alumna thrives amid disasters
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    Back in December 2017, when she was applying to graduate school, Nicole Mercado Anazagasty had much more on her mind than being accepted into her dream program: Master of Public Health at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She was back home in her native Puerto Rico, which just... Read More »
    New funding boosts brain development, disorder research by USC Stem Cell trio
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    The human brain is an incredibly complex organ to study in its living tissue form. Researchers cannot experiment on human tissue directly, and animal models are often too different to human physiology to be effective. For this reason, in the last decade, neurological research has been increasingly turning to “brain-on-a-chip”... Read More »
    Seniors susceptible to scams show brain differences, are more frail
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    Scams and fraud exact a heavy toll on older adults, with estimates of yearly losses ranging from $3 billion to $36 billion in the U.S. alone. Lasting damage can occur. Because many seniors live off of resources accumulated across their working lifetimes, such as retirement savings, victims may be unable to recoup... Read More »
    Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia?
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    Older women who live in locations with high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer’s-like brain shrinkage than women who live in places with cleaner air, according to a new USC study. Researchers looked at fine particle pollution and found that breathing in high levels of this kind of... Read More »
    Five lessons we’ve learned about COVID-19 since the pandemic began
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    In less than a year since the pandemic began, two potential vaccine candidates are on the horizon. Even as COVID-19 continues its deadly march, one thing is clear: Scientific understanding of the new coronavirus and advances in fighting it have progressed with stunning speed. Here are five key lessons we’ve learned about... Read More »
    Diabetes experts shine light on COVID-19 risks, prevention tips
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. During National Diabetes Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what they can do to protect their health.   The unique... Read More »
    How to cope with a complicated winter amid COVID-19
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    The upcoming holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging — California recently surpassed 1 million known cases — as quarantine fatigue grows. Shorter and colder days are coming, holiday celebrations increase the risk of COVID-19 exposure and post-election shock waves still are rocking the nation. There’s... Read More »
    To help reach zero waste, USC invests in recycling
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Recycling is a dirty business. Leftover liquids get sticky and drip onto other clean materials, rendering everything garbage. A pizza box with cheese stuck to it can’t be reclaimed, even if it has a recycling logo. Signs and symbols can be confusing, leaving some people to toss whatever they have... Read More »