Keck School of Medicine of USC launches NIH-funded study to improve treatment for pre-diabetes and early type 2 diabetes

The Keck School of Medicine is looking for volunteers to take part in a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial, the BetaFat Study, to improve and preserve the production of insulin in people with prediabetes or recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Read More »

June 24th, 2013|Announcements|

Cinical trial examines natural alternatives to estrogen

By Molly Rugg

Physicians and neuroscientists at USC are enrolling female volunteers into a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial studying the effects of soy supplements on menopause-related hot flashes and memory loss. Sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC School of Pharmacy, the clinical trial will examine how healthy peri- and post-menopausal women tolerate a nutritional supplement called phytoSERM.

PhytoSERMs are a food supplement that contain three different phytoestrogens: daidzen, genistein and equol. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring compounds derived from plants and function like the primary female sex hormone—estrogen.

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May 10th, 2013|Announcements|