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USC finds new routes to industry engagement and funding

Story courtesy of In-Part Over the last year, Dr. Qing Liu-Michael, Program Director at USC Stem Cell and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at …

Justin Ichida‘s lab is doing groundbreaking work in the field of stem cell research. (Photo/Damon Casarez); featured image for His race against ALS: Justin Ichida

His race against ALS: Justin Ichida

Story courtesy of Trojan Family Magazine Justin Ichida regularly gets emails from strangers asking the same urgent question: “Will your research on ALS be done in time to save my life?” The …

Janet Oldak; featured image for Oldak named Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Oldak named Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Professor Janet Oldak has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The prestigious honor is bestowed upon members through nominations by their AAAS peers. …

In a detailed, cell-by-cell look into the kidney, USC researchers found marked differences between the sexes. (Image courtesy of the McMahon Lab); featured image for Stem cell scientists reveal key differences in male, female kidney

Stem cell scientists reveal key differences in male, female kidney

USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait of sexual differences and more in the organ. The findings could benefit 37 million …

Cardiac lymphatic vessels (red) grow alongside blood vessels (green) in the zebrafish heart. Ellen Lien's work shows that cardiac lymphatic vessels are a critical part of heart tissue regeneration after injury. This research could lead to future treatments for babies in need of heart repair. (Image courtesy of Ellen Lien)

At the heart of regeneration: Scientists reveal a new frontier in cardiac research

Story courtesy of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles One of the reasons coronary heart disease is so deadly is that fluid build-up and scarring can develop in the heart tissue. This prevents the …

Development of brain metastasis is a complex process in which metastatic cells (green) overcome the protective effect of immune cells (red). (Image/Yu Lab, USC Stem Cell); featured image for Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

Research reveals why breast cancer spreads to the brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading. Most cancers kill because tumor cells spread beyond the …

Breast cancer cells. Image/Wikimedia Commons; featured image for Keyue Shen to lead ongoing research initiative into cancer metastasis

Keyue Shen to lead ongoing research initiative into cancer metastasis

Cancer is the world’s second leading cause of mortality. According to the World Health Organization, it was responsible for around 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Yet over 90 percent of cancer deaths …

As dry AMD progresses, patients perceive a dark spot obscuring the center of their vision. (Image/National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health); featured image for New grant backs development of treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration

New grant backs development of treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) recently awarded $3.73 million to Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, University Professor of Ophthalmology, Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences, director of the USC Dr. …

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have made a critical advance in the field of lung research by looking at how the human lung develops at the single cell level. (Illustration/Shutterstock); featured image for Researchers focus on lung development at its origins

Researchers focus on lung development at its origins

The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are giving …

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USC researchers tackle a growing problem: Dental implant disease

More than 3 million dental implants have been placed in the mouths of U.S. patients, and that number rises by 500,000 each year. While implants help many people restore their oral health, …

Ebony Flowers (Photo by Sergio Bianco); featured image for Ebony Flowers named Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow at USC Stem Cell

Ebony Flowers named Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow at USC Stem Cell

For Ebony Flowers, a postdoctoral fellow in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Min Yu, doing science is ultimately about helping patients. “The fact that Min Yu’s Lab is looking at actual …

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California. (Photo by Isaac Mora); featured image for $990,000 New Investigator grant awarded to Yong (Tiger) Zhang

$990,000 New Investigator grant awarded to Yong (Tiger) Zhang

Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, was awarded a three-year, $990,000 New Investigator Award by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Sergio Bianco); featured image for Request for Proposals: Broad Innovation Awards for Collaborative Research Teams 2020–2021

Request for Proposals: Broad Innovation Awards for Collaborative Research Teams 2020–2021

Computational Biology and Single Cell Approaches to Stem Cell Systems Through the generous support of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, we are pleased to announce a new collaborative research initiative in …

Vassilios Papadopoulos and his lab researchers have found a way to produce testosterone in the lab for the first time using a combination of stem cells, human collagen, nutrients and other ingredients. (Photo by Ed Carreon); featured image for Breakthrough in testosterone-producing cells could lead to treatment for “low T”

Breakthrough in testosterone-producing cells could lead to treatment for “low T”

USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. In Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn); featured image for Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows 2020–2021

Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows 2020–2021

A new gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation enabled renewal of the Eli and Edythe Broad Clinical Research Fellows at USC. We plan to fund up to three positions. The …

Giorgia Quadrato; featured image for Baxter Foundation supports research in pediatric blindness, human brain development

Baxter Foundation supports research in pediatric blindness, human brain development

The Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation is supporting researchers exploring the causes of pediatric blindness and intellectual disability research by granting $100,000 awards to two assistant professors at the Keck …

Bangyan Stiles, PhD, and colleagues from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were awarded a three-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) project grant in the amount of $636,141. Photo by Ed Carreon.; featured image for NIH grant awarded to Bangyan Stiles and colleagues

NIH grant awarded to Bangyan Stiles and colleagues

Bangyan Stiles, PhD, professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the USC School of Pharmacy, and colleagues from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were awarded a three-year, $636,141 National Institutes of …

From left, Lindsey Barske, Michaela Patterson, Joanna Smeeton and Kate Galloway; featured image for Meet six USC Stem Cell postdocs-turned-professors

Meet six USC Stem Cell postdocs-turned-professors

Only 23 percent of biomedical PhD holders eventually land tenure-track faculty positions, according to a report by the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group. Beating these odds, six postdoctoral …

USC scientists have found a solution to untangle twisty DNA, removing kinks so the molecules can be used to reprogram cells to advance regenerative medicine to treat disease. (Illustration/iStock); featured image for USC scientists surmount big obstacle to reprogram cells

USC scientists surmount big obstacle to reprogram cells

USC scientists have surmounted a big roadblock in regenerative medicine that has so far constrained the ability to use repurposed cells to treat diseases. The researchers figured out how to reprogram cells …

Assistant Professor Jianfu Chen is working on ways to understand how the disorder is regulated in genes, and hopes one day to find treatments.; featured image for Ostrow researcher probes the roots of microcephaly, inside cells

Ostrow researcher probes the roots of microcephaly, inside cells

Microcephaly is a condition where the circumference of an individual’s head is smaller than normal. It can be caused by genetic abnormalities as well as fetal exposure to drugs; alcohol; certain viruses, …