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    Humayun among three USC faculty named 2021 AAAS fellows
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected three USC professors to become AAAS fellows in 2021. The council designates members with this distinction whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, are scientifically or socially distinguished.” In 2022, three Trojans joined their... Read More »
    Institute receives private funding for much-needed bipolar disorder research
    Friday, January 21, 2022
    Bipolar disorder is a chronically underfunded and understudied mental health condition that affects 2.3 million Americans, and nearly 45 million people worldwide. This serious mental health disorder comes with dramatic and sometimes unpredictable shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. Bipolar disorder is characterized by disruptive recurrences of mania and... Read More »
    Arthritis-related gene also regenerates cartilage in joints and growth plates
    Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    The IL-6 family of proteins has a bad reputation: it can promote inflammation, arthritis, autoimmune disease and even cancer. However, a new USC-led study published in Communications Biology reveals the importance of IL-6 and associated genes for maintaining and regenerating cartilage in both the joints and in the growth plates that enable skeletal growth in... Read More »
    Tackling health disparities: Alzheimer’s and sleep issues for African Americans
    Friday, January 14, 2022
    In recent years, the scientific community has engaged in a necessary transformation to acknowledge and address health disparities. One of the keys to addressing health disparities is making clinical and scientific research more inclusive. USC Researchers in medical and scientific disciplines are making it a priority to engage underserved populations... Read More »