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Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)

Cell Stem Cell study outlines how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by MSC infusions

A study appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of mesenchymal stem …

Andy McMahon (Photo by Phil Channing)

Harvard scientist recruited to lead USC’s center for stem cell research and regenerative medicine

The University of Southern California announces a major scientific recruitment to the Keck School of Medicine, one that will have a transformative effect on the medical and biological sciences across the university’s …

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USC scientists find mechanism that allows for reprogramming stem cells

In healthy bodies, liver cells beget liver cells, while skin cells beget skin cells. Previous research, however, has shown that—sometimes—cells can be reprogrammed, from skin, for example, to muscle or vice versa. …

David Warburton

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of CHLA discover enzyme essential for healthy lung development

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem …

Qi-Long Ying (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC research listed among top breakthroughs of 2010

Groundbreaking research by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers has been selected as one of Science magazine’s top 10 Breakthroughs of 2010. The study, Production of p53 gene knockout rats by …

Gregor Adams (Photo courtesy of USC)

USC researchers discover parathyroid gland drug aids transplantation of key stem cells

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have shown that Cinacalcet, a drug now used for treating disorders of the parathyroid gland, can help transplanted, …

Qi-Long Ying (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC researchers create first “knockout” rats using embryonic stem cell technology

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have, for the first time, generated “knockout” rats—animals that are genetically modified to lack one or more genes—through …

Illustration of the HIV virus

USC researchers create HIV-resistant cells

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have successfully transplanted blood stem cells modified to be resistant to HIV into mice, allowing the animals to …

Henry Sucov

USC researchers identify key mechanism that guides cells to form heart tissue

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California have identified a key cellular mechanism that guides embryonic heart tissue formation — a process which, if disrupted, can …