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hippocampus mapping

Scientists Map Brain Region Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases

USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory bank. Using fluorescent tracers and 3D animation, the scientists show structures,...
Robotic surgery

USC Research Could Change Robotic Surgery in the Future

Is there an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons? Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC think so, with...
prostate cancer

USC Study Shows Role of Enzyme in Prostate Cancer Growth

A new USC School of Pharmacy study led by University Professor Jean Chen Shih offers new evidence that the monoamine oxidase-A enzyme (MAO-A) pathway could be an...
stem cells

What Makes a Face? USC Lab Examines Key Family of Genes

In the developing face, how do stem cells know whether to become cartilage, bones or teeth? To answer this question, scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage...
schizophrenia

USC Scientists Discover Schizophrenia Gene Roles in Brain Development

A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression. It’s...
DNA repair

Scientists Find the Secret to DNA Repair

The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals. The findings are timely,...
schizophrenia

USC Scientists Discover Schizophrenia Gene Roles in Brain Development

A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression. It’s...
Prostate cancer

USC Scientists Help Identify Genetic Markers for Prostate Cancer in Global...

An international team of researchers including USC scientists has found scores of new genetic markers in DNA code that increase prostate cancer risk —...
breast cancer

Particle Shows Promise for Treating the Most Deadly Type of Breast...

USC Stem Cell researchers from the laboratory of Min Yu have positive news for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most deadly type of breast...
stem cell

New Organs? Not Yet, but Stem Cell Research Is Getting Closer

If you lose a limb, it’s lost for life. If you damage a kidney, you won’t grow a new one. And if you have...
paralyzed patient

Scientists Help Paralyzed Patient Feel Sensations Again

For the first time, scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Caltech have induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralyzed man...
brain tumors

USC Viterbi Researchers Help Doctors Burn Away Brain Tumors with Radio-Frequency...

Nearly 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Many will need major surgery and...
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...