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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. …

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Cellular automaton model predicts how hair follicle stem cells regenerate

Your hair — or lack of hair — is the result of a lifelong tug-of-war between activators that wake up, and inhibitors that calm, stem cells in every hair follicle on your …

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New name in world-class medicine introduced in Los Angeles

The University of Southern California’s renowned doctors and nationally ranked private hospitals have a new name effective today: Keck Medical Center of USC. The newly named academic medical center includes the faculty …

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Zlokovic named chair of Keck School Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics

Berislav V. Zlokovic, an internationally recognized leader in the research of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke from the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been appointed to the position of professor and chair …

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Keck School researchers to speak at World Stem Cell Summit

Faculty researchers and clinicians from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are among more than 170 speakers who will discuss their efforts to zero in on disease cures at an international …

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Keck School of Medicine of USC signs on as co-organizer of 2011 World Stem Cell Summit

The Keck School of Medicine is a co-organizer for the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit, an international gathering of scientists, advocates, government representatives, and other stakeholders involved with stem cell research.

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$5 million Zilkha gift to aid namesake institute’s recruitment

Los Angeles businessman and Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers Member Selim Zilkha recently reaffirmed his commitment to the Keck School center that bears his name with a $5 million gift. …

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CIRM president details progress of stem cell research in translational medicine

The Dean’s Translational Medicine Seminar Series wrapped up its spring season on May 20 with a visit from Alan O. Trounson, president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Trounson, a …

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USC researchers learn how hair stem cell populations achieve large-scale tissue regeneration and growth

In one of the first studies to look at the population behavior of a large pool of stem cells in thousands of hair follicles – as opposed to the stem cell of …

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Broad stem cell building makes R&D Magazine’s Laboratory of the Year list

The Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC received high honors from R&D Magazine as the publication announced its 2011 “Laboratory of the Year” …

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Zilkha researchers’ zebrafish study reveals refinement of neural connections

Scientists from the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and Keck School of Medicine said they are the first to develop a functional approach to studying neural circuitry in the earliest possible developmental stages through …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Luminaries unite to open the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

Photos by Jon Nalick and Steve Cohn California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined USC administrators, trustees, elected public officials and over 150 invited guests in the much-anticipated dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the …

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Stem cell symposium charts path to patient care

The progress of moving stem cell therapies toward clinical application and the hurdles that must be overcome along the way was the subject of a daylong discussion that took place on September …

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President Nikias gives first address to faculty on Health Sciences Campus

Speaking to faculty on the Health Sciences Campus in his first major speech about the academic future of the university, USC President C. L. Max Nikias answered the question of why he …

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USC releases statement on embryonic stem cell research injunction

Renowned stem cell researcher Martin Pera, PhD, director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, responds to a recent court ruling blocking federal …

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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 …