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retinal implant

Researchers Test Stem Cell–Based Retinal Implant for Common Cause of Vision...

Physicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind stem cell–based retinal implant is feasible...
hearing loss

Hearing Loss Study at USC, Harvard Shows Hope for Millions

Researchers have developed a new approach to repair cells deep inside the ear — a potential remedy that could restore hearing for millions of...
hybrid nano-probe

USC Dornsife Scientist Develops Hybrid Nano-Probe That Can Detect Live Cancer...

Fabien Pinaud’s big vision for treating cancer homes in on the smallest of targets. Along with a team of scientists, he created a new hybrid...
waste storage

Neutrons Inspect Salt-inclusion Materials to Improve Long-term Waste Storage

A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina is using neutrons to develop more durable and efficient materials called waste forms for...
quantum

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Despite the central role of physics in quantum computing, until now, no problem of interest for physics researchers has been resolved by quantum computing...
Exoskeleton

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Richard Andersen has received a grant from the National Science Foundation's Frontier program to develop a brain-machine interface that could translate the neural intention...
heart healthvideo

New App Replaces Ultrasound with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health

Want to know how healthy your heart is? Now there's an app for that. In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research...
carbon

Key to Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration Discovered

Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that ultimately helps the earth...
autism

UCLA Researchers Find Brain Differences Between People with Genetic Risk for...

AUCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism,...
pavements

Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal

Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley...
Testosterone

Testosterone Makes Men Less Likely to Question Their Impulses

A study conducted by researchers from Caltech, the Wharton School, Western University, and ZRT Laboratory tested the hypothesis that higher levels of testosterone increase...
Sore Eyes

New Sight for Sore Eyes

Meeting these challenges offers the potential for significant human rewards. While the most widely feared disease is cancer, as Tai notes, next on the...
Mitochondria

Cellular Powerhouse May Also Propel Aging

Mitochondria — the structures within cells mostly known for converting nutrients into usable energy — may play a larger and more direct role in...
glaucoma

Life May Get Easier for Glaucoma Patients Taking Eye Drops

A few years back, ophthalmologists diagnosed Niki Bayat’s father with glaucoma, a degenerative eye disease and leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Bayat, a PhD...
arthritis

Fish Get Arthritis, Too

The very first bony fish on Earth was susceptible to arthritis, according to a USC-led discovery that may fast-track therapeutic research in preventing or...
gelatin chips

USC Researchers Use Gelatin Instead of the Gym to Grow Stronger...

USC researcher Megan L. McCain and colleagues have devised a way to develop bigger, stronger muscle fibers. But instead of popping up on the...
DNA Origami

DNA Origami: Folded DNA as a Building Material for Molecular Devices

Living things use DNA to store the genetic information that makes each plant, bacterium, and human being unique. The reproduction of this information is...
steel

Recording-breaking steel could be used for body armor, shields for satellites

A team of engineers has developed and tested a type of steel with a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently. The...