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TGen and USC researchers find genetic markers to help fight diabetes

PHOENIX, Ariz. June 16, 2009 Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) scientists have identified five genetic biomarkers that could help lead to improved treatments, with fewer side-effects, for patients with diabetes. TGen Senior Investigator Dr. Johanna DiStefano presented the findi...

Overweight Hispanic children at significant risk for pre-diabetes, according to new USC study

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. The persistence of pre-dia...

The California Dental Association Foundation Presents Inaugural Humanitarian Award to USC Mobile Dental Clinics Champion Charles M. Goldstein, DDS, MPH

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Charles (Charlie) Goldstein was honored with the first California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation Humanitarian Award in a presentation at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family, friends and colleagues on Saturday, May 10. Dr. Goldstein p...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

...a private practice, is also an internist who is board certified in addiction medicine and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck usc School of Medicine. Using media to deliver information, Dr. Drew often appears on television and radio programs to talk about sex, relationships, and...

Sysmex America Names Industry Veteran to Business Development Post

...ining Sysmex America, Cusack primarily served in a business development capacity for Leica Microsystems, Inc., a Division of the Danaher Corporation; usc Consulting Group LLC; and Abbott Laboratories. In each of these companies, his responsibilities included the assessment, cultivation and negotiation...

Holistic Skin Contouring Treatment Now Offered by Renowned Surgeon - 'The Results Are Simply Amazing'

...ive to more invasive treatments. Ordon graduated with honors from the usc School of Medicine. He trained in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery at usc , UCLA and Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Ordon completed hi...

CalRHIO Selects RAND-USC to Evaluate Savings Resulting from Use of Statewide Health Information Exchange

...imited. We are delighted to partner with RAND and usc to expand the base of knowledge, not only for Cal...t of its ongoing national study of health IT, and usc as part of its ongoing study of the operations an...cribe medications. To determine savings, the RAND/ usc researchers will conduct baseline measures for ea...

Top Obama Administration Officials to Engage Latino Leaders on Critical Policy Issues in Los Angeles This Week

...rs Hon. Nancy Sutley , Chair, The White House Council on Environmental Quality Panelists: Dr. Manuel Pastor , Professor & Director, usc Center for Sustainable Cities Hon. Darline Robles, Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Education Session Chair: Hon. Sylvia G...

USC researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma

...der the age of five, and T cell ALL represents about 10 percent of ALL. The usc scientists identified a specific enzyme known as the RAG complex that occas... common chromosomal translocation in B cell lymphoma occurs. Researchers at usc have been working for many years to understand the underlying mechanisms th...

New Stayhealthy Body Composition Technology Announced at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference

...rade devices to deliver a revolutionary means of helping people better understand and measure their weight-related health risks." The two-year usc clinical study compared Stayhealthy technology to the gold standards of DEXA scanning for adults and hydrostatic weighing for children. The study all...

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USC in Biological News

Micro-origami: USC folds up micrometer-scale 'voxels' for drug delivery

Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute have demonstrated a way to manufacture miniscule closed containers that might be used to deliver precise micro- or even nano-quantities of drugs. According to ISI project leader Peter Will, who is also a research professor in the Viterbi Sch...

$10 million gift to support cutting-edge epigenome center at USC

Los Angeles, Oct. 2, 2007The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) received a $10 million gift from the Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation that will be critical in launching one of the nations first research centers devoted to the study of epigenetics. Th...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

...s are. According to Valero-Cuevas, who holds a joint appointment in the usc Viterbi School of Engineering's department of biomedical engineering and the usc Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, in many tasks muscle force...

West Coast needs more research on fisheries, marine science, climate change

...draws on such a rich database of what ocean stakeholders feel is important to understand about the ocean," says Phyllis Grifman, Associate Director of usc Sea Grant. "The study was regional in scope but the way the data was collected allows us to also look at the local level." The resulting report is ...

USC researchers present diabetes findings at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

...tific sessions June 5 9 in New Orleans, LA. Keck School of Medicine of usc faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows will present sessions including...ch. Exercise Anne Peters, M.D., professor of medicine and director, usc Westside Center for Diabetes will discuss her research on the management of...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

...cific-Southwest researchers are located at UCI and 19 other universities and institutes in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. These include UCLA, usc and the City of Hope. "Our center brings together some of the region's best scientists to cooperate in research teams. Each person brings a speci...

Autopilot guides proteins in brain

...to go? "There's no little man sitting there, putting the protein in the right place," said Don Arnold, molecular and computational biologist at the usc College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "Proteins have to have in them encoded information that tells them where to go in the cell." In a study a...

New hope for treatment of neurodegenerative disorder

...lvin J. A. Davies, professor of gerontology in the usc Davis School of Gerontology and professor of biological sciences in the usc College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. In a pap...Gennady Ermak, research associate professor at the usc Davis School of Gerontology. Previous in-vitro ...

A full-sized California-style home made of bamboo

...ew type of eco-friendly residential house made of bamboo now stands in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. A team led by Yan Xiao, a professor at the usc Viterbi School of Engineering and also a founding director of the Institute of Modern Bamboo, Timber and Composite Structures of the Hunan University,...

USC researchers identify gene variant associated with both autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction

...intestinal dysfunction, says principal investigator Pat Levitt, Ph.D., director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of usc and chair-designate of the Department of cell and neurobiology. The study will appear in the March Issue of the journal Pediatrics and is now ava...

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USC in Biological Technology

PacificGMP and USC to Collaborate on Recombinant Protein Development and Manufacturing for Phase 1 Clinical Trial

SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PacificGMP, the leader in single-use bioprocessing for development and manufacturing for its client partners, and the University of Southern California (USC) announced today that they have signed an agreement whereby PacificGMP will prov...

The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on USC Health Sciences Campus

Branch Office and Expanded Team Demonstrates USC's Increased Commitment to Research Advancements in Health Science; Positions USC to Strengthen and Leverage Robust Life Science Industry in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move that demonstrates the Universi...

The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on US Health Sciences Campus

Branch Office and Expanded Team Demonstrates USC's Increased Commitment to Research Advancements in Health Science; Positions USC to Strengthen and Leverage Robust Life Science Industry in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move that demonstrates the Universi...

USC Hospitals Extend Relationship With Quantros to Manage Compliance and Risk

...hcare industry, will continue its partnership with usc University Hospital and usc Kenneth Norris, Jr. Cancer Hospital at the Univers...t purchase of the hospitals from Tenet Healthcare, usc University Hospital and...

Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair

...orms of plastic and reconstructive surgery," said John E. Gross, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California ( usc /Keck) School of Medicine and a prominent practicing plastic surgeon in Greater Los Angeles. "For example, in many types of breast surgeries, either ...

USC researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats

... rats. Building on recent research into how ES cells are maintained, the usc researchers found that rat ES cells can be efficiently derived and grown in...lantations and the development of drug therapies, Ying says. Researchers at usc are currently working on generating the first gene knockout rat through ES ...

USC researchers print dense lattice of transparent nanotube transistors on flexible base

...bric that would change color or pattern as desired for clothing or even wall covering, into nametags, signage and other applications. A team at the usc Viterbi School of Engineering created the new device, described and illustrated in a just-published paper on "Transparent Electronics Based on Printed...

Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering Launches New Web Site Designed to Help University Researchers Bring Biomedical Advances to Market

...e-improving biomedical products to patients. Mann is chairman of the boards of directors for the Alfred Mann Institutes for Biomedical Development at usc , Purdue and the Technion. Mann also is chairman and chief executive officer of MannKind Corp.; chairman of Advanced Bionics Corp, Second Sight LLC,...

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service

...he Top Doctors of the San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena Magazine) and Best Doctors in America. "I have known Dr. Huang since he was a resident at usc and he is an exceptionally well qualified LASIK surgeon who truly understands the physiology of the surgery because of his engineering background and ...

USC and second sight announce European clinical trial for Argus II retinal implant

... Boston, MA, February 15, 2008 usc and Second Sight Medical Products Inc, leading developers of retinal prostheses for treating blindness, announced today that they have completed enro...
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