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Released: 4-Oct-2016 5:00 AM EDT
Can You Zap Your Brain Back to Health?
University of Southern California (USC)

Rather than taking medication, a growing number of people who suffer from chronic pain, epilepsy and drug cravings are zapping their skulls in the hopes that a weak electric current will jolt them back to health. Here's the issue: Until now, scientists have been unable to look under the hood of this DIY therapeutic technique to understand what is happening.

Newswise: University of Southern California to Show How Wearable Technology Can Improve Cancer Treatment
Released: 28-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
University of Southern California to Show How Wearable Technology Can Improve Cancer Treatment
University of Southern California (USC)

Researchers at the University of Southern California will demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment at a White House event on Oct. 3. The USC project will be one of the participants in the Cancer Moonshot exhibit championed by Vice President Joe Biden. Researchers aim to provide doctors with real-time patient data from wearable technology and patient-reported experiences so that physicians can base their treatment decisions on objective measures rather than just subjective and episodic observations.

Newswise: MEDIA ADVISORY: New USC Marshall Building Opens for Business on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7
Released: 2-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
MEDIA ADVISORY: New USC Marshall Building Opens for Business on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7
University of Southern California (USC)

Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, the fifth and largest USC Marshall School of Business facility, will officially open on Sept. 7. The 104,000 square-foot, five-story building adds much-needed classroom and student services space to USC Marshall’s undergraduate program.

Released: 26-Aug-2016 7:05 PM EDT
A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?
University of Southern California (USC)

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs counter to the results of a JAMA, which found that being overweight actually adds to one’s life span.

18-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Hope for Reversing Stroke-Induced Long-Term Disability
University of Southern California (USC)

Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique. The novel approach combines transplanted human stem cells with a special protein that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration already approved for clinical studies in new stroke patients.

Newswise: 6 Things Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer
16-Aug-2016 4:15 PM EDT
6 Things Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer
University of Southern California (USC)

For the first time in Los Angeles County history, more Latinos than whites are being diagnosed with testicular cancer, a malady once regarded as a white man’s disease. This Q&A focuses on testicular cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

Newswise: 11 Answers to Tough Questions About Liver Cancer
16-Aug-2016 4:00 PM EDT
11 Answers to Tough Questions About Liver Cancer
University of Southern California (USC)

In the past four decades, liver cancer rates have more than doubled among non-Asians living in Los Angeles County, according to a recently released report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on liver cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

Newswise: Expert Answers 7 Questions About Melanoma
17-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Expert Answers 7 Questions About Melanoma
University of Southern California (USC)

The melanoma rate among white women living in Los Angeles is declining for the first time in 37 years, according to a new cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on melanoma: why it’s rising, who is at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

Newswise: On the Prowl for an Elusive Rodent Called ‘the Ultimate Pokémon’
Released: 16-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
On the Prowl for an Elusive Rodent Called ‘the Ultimate Pokémon’
University of Southern California (USC)

Researchers are on a real-life search for what one calls “the ultimate Pokémon”: Zenkerella, an elusive scaly-tailed squirrel that has never been spotted alive by scientists. However, biologists recently found three newly dead specimens that hint at how the “living fossil” has evolved over the past 49 million years.

Newswise: Cancer in Context: 37 Years of Painstakingly Collected Data
Released: 16-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Cancer in Context: 37 Years of Painstakingly Collected Data
University of Southern California (USC)

Prostate and lung cancer have been the No. 1 and 2 cancers among men. Black men had the highest overall rates of cancer. Thyroid cancer — which is relatively treatable — has been on the rise, and women are about three times more likely to contract it than men. This data is in the newly released “Cancer in Los Angeles County: Trends by Race/Ethnicity 1976-2012.”

Newswise: 8 Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer
Released: 16-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
8 Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer
University of Southern California (USC)

Asian women living in Los Angeles County are experiencing more breast cancer now than they faced nearly four decades ago, according to a recently released cancer report card administered by USC. This Q&A focuses on breast cancer: who is at risk, why they are at risk and what preventive measures can be taken.

Released: 25-Jun-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Scientists Twist Light to Send Data
University of Southern California (USC)

USC-led team demonstrates that beams of light can be twisted and combined to transmit data at dramatically increased speeds.

Released: 22-Jun-2012 11:00 AM EDT
For Minority College Students, STEM Degrees Pay Big
University of Southern California (USC)

Study finds degrees in science, technology, engineering and math associated with 25 to 50 percent higher earnings; Latino college grads are highest earners.

Released: 19-Jun-2012 1:30 PM EDT
USC Report Names Top 10 California Charter Schools
University of Southern California (USC)

A USC report developed to strengthen accountability among California’s charter schools released Tuesday includes a ranking of the state’s top 10 charter campuses.

Released: 18-Jun-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Ancient Global Warming Allowed Greening of Antarctica
University of Southern California (USC)

New research shows that substantial vegetation – including stunted trees – sprouted on the frozen continent 15 million years ago.

Released: 12-Jun-2012 1:10 PM EDT
Quantum Computers Could Help Search Engines Keep Up with the Internet’s Growth
University of Southern California (USC)

With the web constantly expanding, researchers at USC have proposed – and demonstrated the feasibility – of using quantum computers to run Google's page ranking algorithm faster.

Released: 18-May-2012 8:00 AM EDT
New Study to Explore Media Diversity in Southern California
University of Southern California (USC)

USC Annenberg leads collaborative effort that builds on FCC report looking into the shifting information needs of communities.

Released: 26-Apr-2012 12:50 PM EDT
First Evaluation of the Clean Water Act's Effects on Coastal Waters Reveals Major Successes
University of Southern California (USC)

Levels of copper, cadmium, lead and other metals in Southern California's coastal waters have plummeted over the past four decades, which researchers attribute to sewage treatment regulations that were part of the Clean Water Act of 1972 and to the phase-out of leaded gasoline in the 1970s and 1980s.

Newswise: Researchers Develop A Path To Liquid Solar Cells That Can Be Printed Onto Surfaces
Released: 25-Apr-2012 2:50 PM EDT
Researchers Develop A Path To Liquid Solar Cells That Can Be Printed Onto Surfaces
University of Southern California (USC)

Scientists at USC have developed a potential pathway to cheap, stable solar cells made from nanocrystals so small they can exist as a liquid ink and be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.

Released: 24-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
New Calif. Population Projection Shows Massive Slowdown
University of Southern California (USC)

A massive slowdown in California’s population growth means the state likely won’t reach 50 million residents until the year 2046, a new USC analysis released Tuesday shows.

Released: 23-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Researchers Study Costs of “Dirty Bomb” Attack in L.A.
University of Southern California (USC)

A dirty bomb attack centered on downtown Los Angeles’ financial district could severely impact the region’s economy to the tune of nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects that could persist for a decade.

Released: 19-Apr-2012 2:00 PM EDT
Online Chatter Affects Stock Returns
University of Southern California (USC)

USC Marshall study concludes that negative Web buzz can drive down stock prices.

Released: 12-Apr-2012 5:00 PM EDT
Journalists Look Back on Role of Media in Los Angeles Riots of 1992
University of Southern California (USC)

On Thursday, April 19, 2012, a panel of Los Angeles-area journalists will discuss the role media played as violence engulfed LA during the riots of 1992.

Released: 29-Mar-2012 9:00 AM EDT
How To Handle Your Insecure Boss
University of Southern California (USC)

USC Marshall study shows “thank you” goes a long way to placating an unreasonable supervisor.

Released: 12-Mar-2012 1:00 PM EDT
A USC Degree Takes a Global Turn
University of Southern California (USC)

The USC Rossier School of Education is taking its acclaimed education doctorate abroad this summer with a new curriculum adapted for top executives and policymakers around the world.

Released: 1-Mar-2012 2:00 PM EST
USC Annenberg Announces Recipients of 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion
University of Southern California (USC)

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced today the recipients of the 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.

Released: 1-Mar-2012 1:15 PM EST
Southern Calif. Cities More Multiracial
University of Southern California (USC)

Southern California cities are now significantly more multiracial than they were 20 years ago, according to a new USC analysis released Thursday. The percentage of multiracial cities in the five-county area climbed from 51.2 percent to 61.5 percent from 1990 to 2010, according to the report by USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group.

Released: 28-Feb-2012 2:40 PM EST
Growth in Calif. Philanthropy Outpaces the Nation
University of Southern California (USC)

Philanthropic giving by California’s foundations jumped from $2.8 billion to $6 billion over the past decade despite two economic recessions during that period, a new USC analysis released Tuesday shows.

Released: 21-Feb-2012 7:00 AM EST
International Experts Will Examine Water-Related Issues at USC Center on Public Diplomacy Conference
University of Southern California (USC)

On Monday, February 27, 2012, international experts in water-related issues will join the USC Center on Public Diplomacy for a critical examination of how to reach publics around the world through water diplomacy, which aims to improve foreign relations by helping water-stressed areas.

8-Feb-2012 1:25 PM EST
Fasting Weakens Cancer in Mice
University of Southern California (USC)

New study finds that short fasting cycles can work as well as chemotherapy, and the two combined greatly improve survival.

Released: 11-Jan-2012 1:00 PM EST
Is There a Dark Side to Moving in Sync? Two Studies Find Aligned Action Does Not Always Lead to the Common Good
University of Southern California (USC)

Two studies by USC Marshall School of Business professor find aligned action does not always lead to the common good Moving in harmony can make people feel more connected to one another and, as a result, lead to positive collective action. Think of those feel-good vibes created in a yoga class as students move in unison through their downward-facing dogs. Yet given that synchronized physical activities are also a cornerstone of military training and are the highlights of military propaganda reels, could the interconnectedness created by coordinated action be mined to make people behave destructively instead? According to two studies conducted by Scott Wiltermuth, assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, the cohesiveness synchronized action fosters can, indeed, be manipulated for less than ideal ends.

Released: 28-Nov-2011 11:00 PM EST
USC Receives $50 Million Gift to Name USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California (USC)

The University of Southern California is receiving a $50 million gift from the Price Family Charitable Fund to endow and name the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and to cement its standing as one of the most progressive and prestigious American schools of public affairs. The gift honors the life and legacy of the late Sol Price, USC alum, founder of Price Club, business entrepreneur and leader with a deep commitment to addressing social justice and poverty. In recognition of that commitment, the gift also will create the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the school.

Newswise: Cancer-Causing Virus Confirmed By USC Researchers
Released: 14-Nov-2011 8:00 PM EST
Cancer-Causing Virus Confirmed By USC Researchers
University of Southern California (USC)

The Laboratory for Developmental Genetics at USC has confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a cause of the most common salivary gland cancers and possibly other malignancies. CMV joins a group of fewer than 10 identified oncoviruses — cancer-causing viruses — including HPV.

Released: 14-Nov-2011 8:00 AM EST
USC Leads the Nation in International Students
University of Southern California (USC)

USC hosted the most international students for the tenth year in a row, according to the annual Open Doors report released Nov. 14 by the Institute of International Education. USC hosted 8,615 international students in the 2010-11 academic year, according to the institute. Chinese students represented the largest segment of USC's international population, at 1,951. Students from India were the second largest group with 1,499. The number of Chinese students represented a record enrollment.

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Released: 25-Oct-2011 11:45 AM EDT
USC Scientist Cracks Mysterious “Copiale Cipher”
University of Southern California (USC)

The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.

Released: 21-Oct-2011 6:00 AM EDT
USC Annenberg Announces 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion
University of Southern California (USC)

The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced this week that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion.

Released: 20-Oct-2011 10:20 AM EDT
Minority Consumers Will Voluntarily Pay More for Goods and Services to Assert Status
University of Southern California (USC)

Academic study from USC and University of San Diego professors shows how mistreatment when coupled with race can make consumers pay more for goods and services to elevate status.

Released: 15-Sep-2011 1:40 PM EDT
Esta de Fossard Wins 2011 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education
University of Southern California (USC)

Esta de Fossard, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University, is the 2011 recipient of the annual Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education.

Released: 6-Sep-2011 2:00 PM EDT
Job Creation-USC Experts Available to Talk Job Creation and Comment on Obama's Speech
University of Southern California (USC)

Source Alert: USC experts available as sources for the media on topics such as job creation, corporate taxation, inflation, global competition, and mortgage relief, and to comment on President Obama's speech on the economy scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2011.

Released: 1-Sep-2011 12:40 PM EDT
Habit Makes Bad Food Too Easy To Swallow
University of Southern California (USC)

A new paper by USC researchers reveals why bad eating habits persist even when the food we’re eating doesn’t taste good. The study also reveals the surprisingly simple ways we can counter our habits to gain control over what we eat.

Released: 30-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Source Alert: 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001
University of Southern California (USC)

USC experts available to discuss aspects of 9/11 and U.S. response.

Released: 26-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Storylines Featuring Alzheimer’s, Asperger’s and Rape Are Among the Finalists for the 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards
University of Southern California (USC)

Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announce eight finalists for the Sentinel for Health Awards.

Released: 12-Aug-2011 9:00 AM EDT
USC Annenberg Announces Recipients of Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life
University of Southern California (USC)

The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announces the recipients of the 2011 Knight Grants for Reporting on Religion and American Public Life.

Released: 10-Aug-2011 1:35 PM EDT
Scared of the Wrong Things: Lack of Major Enzyme Causes Poor Threat-Assessment in Mice
University of Southern California (USC)

Do you run when you should stay? Are you afraid of all the wrong things? An enzyme deficiency might be to blame, reveals new research in mice by scientists at the University of Southern California.

Newswise: USC Annenberg announces the 2011 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows
Released: 29-Jul-2011 7:00 AM EDT
USC Annenberg announces the 2011 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows
University of Southern California (USC)

The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced journalism awards totaling $53,500 to support investigative and explanatory reporting projects.

Released: 18-Jul-2011 8:00 AM EDT
“Journeys in Film” Adds Global Education Tomission of USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
University of Southern California (USC)

Journeys in Film, which since 2003 has provided foreign film-based curricula and training to U.S. teachers of 500,000 American middle and high school students, is the newest project of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern Californiaʼs Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Released: 12-Jul-2011 8:30 AM EDT
Your Mother Was Right: Study Shows Good Posture Makes You Tougher
University of Southern California (USC)

Study co-authored by USC Marshall professor examines the link between posture, effectiveness and pain tolerance.

Newswise: Gutiérrez wins 2011 Lionel C Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education
Released: 8-Jul-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Gutiérrez wins 2011 Lionel C Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education
University of Southern California (USC)

USC Annenberg Professor Félix F. Gutiérrez has been chosen to receive the 2011 Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education.

Released: 3-Jun-2011 7:00 AM EDT
Entertainment Education Award Call for Nominations
University of Southern California (USC)

USC Annenberg Announces Call for Entries in the Annual Everett M. Rogers Prize for Achievement in Entertainment Education. Entries are due by July 5, 2011.


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