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Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn)

$1.2 million in seed funding available for collaborative research in regenerative medicine

Deadline for Letters of Intent: March 17, 2013 To find a collaborator, please visit the following blog to connect with fellow peers on topics relating to Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research: http://bccstemcell.blog.com/

Justin Ichida (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Justin Ichida joins USC’s stem cell biology and regenerative medicine team

Justin Ichida, PhD, recently joined the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research as an assistant professor in the new Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative …

Gage Crump

Discovery of genetic clues may lead to better grasp of birth defects

Using cutting-edge time-lapse photography, Keck School of Medicine researchers have discovered clues to the development of the head at the cellular level, which could point scientists to a better understanding of how …

A window into the mammalian middle ear (Image by Camilla Teng/Crump Lab)

FDA approves clinical trial of auditory brainstem implant procedure for children in the U.S.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given final approval to begin a clinical trial of an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) procedure for children. The trial is a surgical collaboration …

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article about USC's recruitment of Scott Fraser.

Chronicle of Higher Education features Scott Fraser

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Scott Fraser, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Science Initiatives at USC, who arrived this year from the California Institute …

The cover of Developmental Cell features "S1P Receptor Constrains Angiogenesis."

In trio of studies, USC researcher examines biochemical pathways

In his brief tenure as director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, Andrew McMahon has published three articles, in two key areas of …

Scott Fraser, a world leader in using advanced technologies to capture biological processes (Photo by John Livzey)

Scott Fraser named Provost Professor at USC

Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has announced the appointment of Scott Fraser as Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Science …

William F. House (Photo courtesy of the House Research Institute)

Namesake of House Research Institute, Dr. William F. House, dies at 89

Dr. William F. House, a medical researcher who braved skepticism to invent the cochlear implant, an electronic device considered to be the first to restore a human sense, died on Dec. 7 …

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

USC Norris cancer research ranks among top clinical advances

Research from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center that identifies specific genes that need to be turned off in order for cancer cells to survive was named one of the top 20 …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn)

New faculty recruits become the recruiters

Call it the magnet effect: A run of recruiting success at USC attracts new scholars who, in turn, become powerful draws for top colleagues, students and supporters. Magnet faculty newly recruited from …

Susan Forsburg served as the corresponding author on a paper about mutated cells that try to replicate their DNA. (Photo by Philip Channing)

Mutant cells dig in their heels

Certain mutated cells keep trying to replicate their DNA — with disastrous results — even after medications rob them of the raw materials to do so, according to new research from USC.

Andy McMahon (Photo by Phil Channing)

Andrew McMahon installed as chair of stem cell biology at Keck School of Medicine of USC

Andrew P. McMahon, newly appointed department chair of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for …

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 …

Christina Curtis

Christina Curtis wins young investigator award

The V Foundation for Cancer Research recently honored Christina Curtis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, with one of only 17 2012 V Scholar grants. …

Researcher in the lab (Photo by Chris Shinn)

USC investigators receive NIH support for little-explored cancer research

Three groups of USC researchers representing medicine, chemistry and chemical engineering are recipients of highly competitive grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Challenging investigators …

Andy McMahon (Photo by Phil Channing)

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awards USC researcher $5.7 million

California’s stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved $5.7 million for a USC researcher to help move promising stem cell-based therapies from the laboratory research phase to …

Stem Cell Symposium speakers, from left: Paul Khavari, Jeremy Reiter, Cheng-Ming Chuong, Ophir Klein, Tannishtha Reya, Andrew McMahon, Margaret Fuller, Arthur Lander, and Roel Nusse (Photo by Ryan Ball)

Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research hosts first annual Stem Cell Symposium

It was standing room only at the first Stem Cell Symposium hosted by the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

Toshio Miki (Photo courtesy of USC)

$1.75 million grant to engineer transplantable liver cells from discarded human placenta

Stem cell researchers at USC have received a $1.75 million grant to engineer transplantable liver cells from discarded human placenta, a potential cure for certain congenital metabolic disorders. If successful, the proposed …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn)

Keck student honored with PhD Achievement Award

Keck School of Medicine scholar Elizabeth Zuniga is one of five USC graduate students to receive the PhD Achievement Award this month in recognition of their outstanding academic profiles. New this year, …

stem cell researcher

Keck School launches programs for budding stem cell researchers

Two new summer education programs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC aim to give high school students with aspirations for careers in biomedical research a special opportunity to gain experience …