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Released: 11-Jun-2009 9:00 PM EDT
Researchers Identify DNA Mutation That Occurs At Beginning Point of T Cell Lymphoma
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a key mechanism that causes chromosomes within blood cells to break"”an occurrence that marks the first step in the development of human lymphoma.

Released: 9-Jun-2009 3:45 PM EDT
Researchers Present New Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) will present new findings and strategies for combating childhood obesity at the 5th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference being held June 9-12 in Los Angeles.

Released: 4-Jun-2009 8:30 PM EDT
USC Researchers Present Diabetes Findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) will present new findings at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions June 5 - 9. Research includes helping diabetes avoid post-exercise hypoglycemia and the role of pancreatic beta cells in the progression of diabetes.

Released: 29-May-2009 6:30 PM EDT
University of Southern California Faculty Present Cancer Research At ASCO Annual Meeting
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center will present breakthrough research in a number of research study areas at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 20-May-2009 4:20 PM EDT
Researchers Uncover Mechanism That Allows Influenza Virus To Evade The Body's Immune Response
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a critical molecular mechanism that allows the influenza virus to evade the body's immune response system.

Newswise: David Agus, M.D., Takes Helm at USC Westside Cancer Center And Center for Applied Molecular Medicine
Released: 12-May-2009 8:45 PM EDT
David Agus, M.D., Takes Helm at USC Westside Cancer Center And Center for Applied Molecular Medicine
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

David B. Agus, M.D. brings his talents in researching new treatments for prostate cancer to his role as the director of the new University of Southern California (USC) Westside Cancer Center located in Beverly Hills, as well as directing the newly established Center for Applied Molecular Medicine at the USC Health Science Campus.

Released: 20-Apr-2009 8:30 AM EDT
Researchers Develop New Drug to Target Tumor Cells and Blood Vessels
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified a new drug compound that appears to target tumor cells and surrounding blood vessels without the negative side effects typically associated with Cox-2 inhibitors.

Newswise: USC University Hospital Named The Official Hospital Of The Los Angeles Dodgers
Released: 9-Apr-2009 12:45 PM EDT
USC University Hospital Named The Official Hospital Of The Los Angeles Dodgers
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The Dodgers announced today that USC University Hospital is the "Official Hospital of the Los Angeles Dodgers." The multi-year agreement guarantees in-stadium and promotional exclusivity within the hospital and medical center category of Los Angeles Dodgers sponsors. The sponsorship arrangement between the Dodgers and USC University Hospital includes brand merge initiatives dedicated to activate the partnership across both properties.

Released: 1-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT
USC Closes Historic Deal to Purchase Two Private Hospitals
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The Trojan Family has grown by two with the University of Southern California's acquisition of the USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, effective today.

Newswise: Mitch Creem Becomes CEO of Two USC Hospitals
Released: 1-Apr-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Mitch Creem Becomes CEO of Two USC Hospitals
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Mitchell R. Creem assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer for USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital effective today as the University takes ownership of the two hospitals.

24-Mar-2009 8:45 PM EDT
Researchers Uncover Mechanism That Regulates Movement of Blood-Forming Stem Cells In The Body
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a signaling pathway that helps regulate the movement of blood-forming stem cells in the body"”a finding that provides important new insight into how stem cells move around the body and which may lead to improvements in the efficiency of bone marrow transplants.

9-Mar-2009 9:20 PM EDT
Folic Acid Supplements Linked To Higher Risk Of Prostate Cancer
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took a daily folic acid supplement of 1 mg daily had more than twice the risk of prostate cancer compared with men who took a placebo.

26-Feb-2009 9:00 PM EST
Researchers Identify Gene Variant Associated With Both Autism and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and Vanderbilt University have identified a specific gene variant that links increased genetic risk for autism with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.

Released: 3-Feb-2009 4:10 PM EST
Green Tea Blocks Benefits Of Cancer Drug
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Contrary to popular assumptions about the health benefits of green tea, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that the widely used supplement renders a cancer drug used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma completely ineffective in treating cancer.

17-Dec-2008 12:00 AM EST
Researchers Derive First Embryonic Stem Cells From Rats
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time in history, derived authentic embryonic stem (ES) cells from rats. This breakthrough finding will enable scientists to create far more effective animal models for the study of a range of human diseases.

Released: 11-Dec-2008 2:05 PM EST
Researchers Identify Key Mechanism That Occurs At The Inception Point Of Many Human Lymphomas
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have explained how certain key mutations occur in human lymphomas"”a process that has, until now, remained a mystery.

Released: 2-Dec-2008 7:50 PM EST
Researchers Head Global Effort To Collect Data On Genetic Risks That Contribute To Psychiatric Diseases
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A multi-institution team of investigators led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has received $19 million in funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for a groundbreaking effort to collect genetic information on tens of thousands of patients in order to study the genetic risks for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

23-Nov-2008 7:10 PM EST
Researchers Identify Novel Approach For Suppressing Prostate Cancer Development
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have found that inactivating a specific biomarker for aggressive prostate cancer blocks the development of prostate cancer in animal models.

6-Nov-2008 9:10 PM EST
Researchers Identify Key Mechanism That Regulates The Development Of Stem Cells Into Neurons
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a novel mechanism in the regulation and differentiation of neural stem cells. Researchers found that the protein receptor Ryk has a key role in the differentiation of neural stem cells, and demonstrated a signaling mechanism that regulates neuronal differentiation as stem cells begin to grow into neurons.

Released: 9-Oct-2008 3:00 PM EDT
World's Leading Environmental Health Scientists Meet In Southern California
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Leading environmental health experts from around the globe will present current research on environmental health issues and debate policy solutions at a five-day conference in Southern California entitled Exposure and Health in a Global Environment.

Released: 15-Sep-2008 5:10 PM EDT
Surgeon Performs Ground-Breaking Laparoscopic Surgery
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Noted University of Southern California (USC) surgeon, Namir Katkhouda, M.D., has performed the first single-port-access (SPA) laparoscopic surgery on the West Coast, removing the gallbladder of a 20-year-old female patient at LAC+USC Medical Center on August 25, 2008.

Released: 12-Aug-2008 2:00 PM EDT
Overweight Hispanic Children at Significant Risk for Pre-Diabetes
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that overweight Hispanic children are at significant risk for pre-diabetes, a condition marked by higher than normal blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.

11-Aug-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Alternate Pathway That Leads To Palate Development
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University Of Southern California School Of Dentistry have uncovered another clue behind the causes of cleft palate and the process that leads to palate formation.

Released: 9-Jul-2008 8:50 AM EDT
Researchers Uncover Health Benefits of Aspirin In The Prevention And Treatment Of Osteoporosis
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry have uncovered the health benefits of aspirin in the fight against osteoporosis.

Released: 2-Jul-2008 10:00 PM EDT
Researchers Identify Tumor Suppressor That Manages Cellular Cleaning And Recycling Processes
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a specific tumor suppressor that manages membrane traffic routes for cellular cleaning and recycling.

Released: 25-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT
USC Cardio Health Experts
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

USC has some of the nation's leaders in research, care and prevention of heart disease.

Released: 16-Jun-2008 8:45 AM EDT
Researchers Use A Patient's Own Bone To Accelerate Orthodontics
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry say they have improved upon a surgical procedure developed by periodontist Tom Wilcko that rapidly straightens teeth, delivering a healthy bite and attractive smile in months instead of years.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
USC Physician Anne L. Peters Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Clinician Award
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Anne L. Peters, MD, CDE, received the Association's prestigious Outstanding Physician Clinician Award at the organization's 68th Scientific Sessions.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study by the University of Southern California (USC) suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Finds Fat Mass and Obesity Associated Genes Increase Risk of Disease In Mexican Americans
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study from the University of Southern California (USC) suggests people of Mexican-American descent who have genetic variants of fat gene FTO and Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) had higher triglyceride and lower HDL levels.

Released: 10-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Weight Gain Main Factor In Falling Beta Cell Function In Hispanic Women
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that weight gain was the strongest factor associated with falling beta cell function in Hispanic women, a condition that often leads to diabetes.

Released: 9-Jun-2008 1:00 PM EDT
USC Recruits International Leader from Johns Hopkins to Launch Global Health Institute
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California announced the appointment of Jonathan Samet, M.D., effective Nov. 1, 2008. He is one of the world's leading public health experts and has been named the founding director of the new USC Institute for Global Health and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Released: 9-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Gene that Regulates Glucose Levels and Increases Risk for Diabetes
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have helped identify a genetic variant that regulates glucose levels and also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Released: 6-Jun-2008 2:45 PM EDT
USC Awarded $ 12.4 Million to Spearhead Stroke Survivors Rehabilitation Project
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The University of Southern California is taking the lead to address rehabilitation therapy and how it can improve the quality of life for stroke survivors.

Released: 3-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Gene that Regulates Glucose Levels
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

In an effort to understand how genes work, a collaborative study which includes the University of Southern California (USC) has identified a gene that regulates glucose levels.

Released: 29-May-2008 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Identify Genetic Markers That Predict Efficacy of Novel Cancer Drug
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified genetic markers in cancer cells that predicted the benefit of a novel cancer drug prior to chemotherapy.

Released: 29-May-2008 8:55 AM EDT
Sex, Age and Ethnicity Associated With Colorectal Cancer Survival
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

The interaction of sex, age and ethnicity has a significant impact on overall survival in metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients, a study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests.

20-May-2008 1:50 PM EDT
Stem Cell Study Sheds New Light on Cell Mechanism
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Research from the University of Southern California (USC) has discovered a new mechanism to allow embryonic stem cells to divide indefinitely and remain undifferentiated. The study, which was published in today's issue of the journal Nature, also reveals how embryonic stem cell multiplication is regulated, which may be important in understanding how to control tumor cell growth.

Newswise: USC Receives Nearly $27 Million in Funding for New Stem Cell Research Facility
Released: 7-May-2008 3:25 PM EDT
USC Receives Nearly $27 Million in Funding for New Stem Cell Research Facility
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced a nearly $27 million award to USC to help fund its new stem cell building.

29-Apr-2008 4:30 PM EDT
Researcher Reveals New Model For Embryonic Limb Development
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A study led by a researcher at the University of Southern California has found a new model to explain how signals between cells in the embryo control limb development.

14-Apr-2008 5:30 PM EDT
Study Finds Evidence of Gender-Related Differences In Development of Colon Cancer
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) has found evidence that supports gender-related differences in the development and survival of metastatic colon cancer.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Colorectal Cancer Experts
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Colorectal cancer is the third most-common cause of cancer-related death in men and women in the nation, and about 112,340 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed this year. Experts at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are available to offer insight on issues including research, prevention, causes and risk factors and surgical and other therapeutic treatments.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
USC Cancer Research
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Since 1973, the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has emerged as a major regional and national is a leader in cancer research, with nearly 200 members investigating the complex origins and progression of cancer, developing prevention strategies and searching for cures. USC/Norris is designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the nation's 39 comprehensive cancer centers.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
USC Breast Cancer Experts
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Between 1976 and 2000, breast cancer was the most common cancer among women in Los Angeles County, regardless of their race or ethnicity, according to research by the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Staff from the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital are available to share their expertise on all matters related to breast cancer.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers Find Benefit For Lymphoma Patients In Combined PET-CT Scanning
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) imaging of lymphoma patients is a more effective method to evaluate response to radiation therapy, and may help patients avoid unnecessary follow-up treatments, a study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) suggests.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers Find New Clues to Risk of Hodgkin Lymphoma
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

A long-term study of twins has led University of Southern California (USC) researchers to find potential links between Hodgkin lymphoma and levels of an immune response protein (interleukin-12).

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
A New Way to Fight Cancer
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Instead of a silver bullet to kill cancer cells, USC biologists discover a way to protect all other cells against chemotherapy. Experts call the animal study a major advance in cancer research.

Released: 4-Apr-2008 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Successful Test Vaccine That Prevents Development of Prostate Cancer In Mice
University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a prostate cancer vaccine that prevented the development of cancer in 90 percent of young mice genetically predestined to develop the disease.


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