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Cheng-Ming Chuong (Photo courtesy of Cheng-Ming Chuong)

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 …

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

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” …

Zebrafish (Photo courtesy of NIH)

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 …

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, …

Gov. Schwarzenegger, USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Eli Broad enjoy a walk around the premises.

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 …

Martin Pera (Photo by Mark Berndt)

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 …

USC President C. L. Max Nikias (Photo by Phil Channing)

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 …

Stem cell (Creative Commons image by Reuters)

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 …

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 …

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

Stem cell research symposium hosts international speakers

On June 14, Songtao Shi of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology and Gregor Adams of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, co-organized the 2010 …

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 …