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    Smartphone-based device to detect silent heart attacks receives funding
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack — 805,000 Americans annually. For 75% of those individuals, it’s their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to symptoms. At the same time, silent heart attacks (SMIs) account for 45% of heart attacks, meaning... Read More »
    Relief, excitement as USC Pharmacy teams vaccinate frontline health care workers
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    Outdoors at Lincoln Park Recreation Center, across the street from the USC Health Sciences Campus, first-year pharmacy student Gabriela Dutra-Clarke carefully administered a dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Jeannie Garcia, a certified nursing assistant. Garcia, who works for Project Homekey — a state program that provides long-term housing for... Read More »
    Multi-continental study examines brain scans of HIV-positive patients
    Friday, January 15, 2021
    Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life. In January, researchers at the... Read More »
    Students who’ve recovered from COVID-19 give back by donating plasma
    Thursday, January 14, 2021
    Sarah Castillo* witnessed firsthand how convalescent plasma — plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 — can help patients hit hard by the virus. The USC graduate student was living with her parents, brother and uncle in small-town Illinois in May when her uncle became concerned that he may... Read More »
    USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomes first baby of 2021
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed a New Year's baby and the first child born in 2021. Baby Thomas Vartanian was born to mother Julyana Tekin and father Arbi Vartanian at 4:48 a.m. on Jan. 1. In addition to being able to bring home their newest member, the family also received... Read More »