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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,...
Physical therapy

Getting Stroke Survivors Back on Their Feet

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And while it is the fifth leading cause of death in America, it’s...
material, dementia

Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Dementia Risk Factor

New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how...
hydrocephalus sensors

A Smarter Device to Treat Pediatric Hydrocephalus and Ease Parents‘ Worry

USC researchers have invented a device that could significantly improve care for people with hydrocephalus, a chronic condition that causes excessive fluid in the...
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...
smart insole

Doctors Who Focus on the Foot and Brain Team up on...

Professors David Armstrong and Charles Liu at first seemed to be an unlikely pair.But the podiatric surgeon and neurosurgeon clicked on a personal level and promptly realized they had...
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...
mitochondrialvideo

Mitochondrial DNA and Nuclear DNA: Not so Independent After All

USC researchers have discovered that transfer of vital genetic information within a cell isn’t the one-way telegraph once thought, opening new pathways for understanding...
creaturelike robot

How to Build a Robot That Mimics the Moves of Animals...

From slithering and walking to flying or swimming, animals are able to move and interact with their environment with relative ease. However, building a...
retina degeneration

Trojan Helps Build Eye Implants for People with Retina Degeneration

When Gianluca Lazzi started out as an electrical engineer, he was working on safety assessments of electromagnetic fields. Essentially, he wanted to find out how to...
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 —...
sodium batteries

Sodium-Based Batteries Could Make Your Smartphone Cheaper and Cleaner

Sodium — one of the elements that make up table salt — could soon make cellphone batteries much cheaper and cleaner. That’s the goal...
schizophrenia

Scientists Discover Schizophrenia Gene Roles in Brain Development

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 the...
Hunger Peptide

Your Brain Is Multitasking, Using a Hunger Peptide That Tells You...

USC study shows the brain’s plumbing system serves double duty, flushing waste and channeling a hunger molecule that tells you when you should eat.“People...
breast cancer

Particle Shows Promise to Prevent the Spread of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

SC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is a leading cause of death for...
cognitive aging

Why People Become More Prone to Distraction with Age

lder adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions — and a specific network...
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...
carcinogen

Chemical-Forming Carcinogen in Recycled Water Revealed

The chemical responsible for forming a potent carcinogen in recycled water has been confirmed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.USC Viterbi...
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...
Plant-inspired materialvideo

Plant-Inspired Material Could Help Clean up Oil Spills

Taking a cue from the structure of leaves, a new USC Viterbi School of Engineering study has fabricated a material that can separate oil...