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    Heart health scientist recommends rethinking hormone therapy for women
    Thursday, June 17, 2021
    Doctors used to routinely prescribe hormone replacement therapy to women to ease discomfort as they approach menopause, for symptoms ranging from night sweats to irritability. But in the early 2000s, its use plummeted. Today, medical researcher Howard Hodis, MD, is driven by a singular goal: to prove the benefits of hormone... Read More »
    Breakthrough in brain imaging may offer future alternative to functional MRI
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    The gold standard in functional brain imaging for over two decades, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has transformed the landscape of research and clinical care. Because of its cost and functional limitations, scientists have continued to look for new ways to see into the human brain. Researchers from the Keck... Read More »
    USC Stem Cell scientists make big progress in building mini-kidneys
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney. In a new study in Nature Communications, Zhongwei Li, PhD, and his colleagues describe how they can generate rudimentary kidney structures, known as organoids, that resemble the collecting duct system... Read More »
    Q&A: Neil Bahroos on the journey from raw data to useful information
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    Data scientist Neil Bahroos, MBA, MS, joined USC in 2020 with an impressive résumé, highlighted by work on the Human Genome Project, innovative industry experience, and a track record of helping medical centers use abundant data to transform their research and treatment programs. As the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s... Read More »
    USC investigators lead international call for increased diversity in immunogenomics
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    For commentary published in Nature Methods, USC School of Pharmacy scientists united researchers worldwide to promote inclusivity in immunology studies. Limiting immunogenomics studies to people of European ancestry restricts the ability to identify variations in human adaptive immune responses across populations. Thus, expanding the diversity of those studied is vital to... Read More »
    Breakthrough in brain imaging may offer future alternative to functional MRI
    Monday, June 14, 2021
    The gold standard in functional brain imaging for over two decades, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has transformed the landscape of research and clinical care. Yet, because of its cost and functional limitations, scientists have continued to look for new ways to see into the human brain. Researchers from the... Read More »