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Denis Evseenko (Image by Chris Shinn); featured image for NIH awards USC Stem Cell scientist Denis Evseenko $1.69 million to study arthritis and aging

NIH awards USC Stem Cell scientist Denis Evseenko $1.69 million to study arthritis and aging

What causes joints to age, lose their regenerative capacity and succumb to arthritis, and how can we slow this process? To address these questions, the National Institutes of Health have awarded a …

The core research facilities at USC's stem cell research center serve the scientific community throughout Southern California. (Photo by Sergio Bianco)

USC Stem Cell acquires two instruments to advance state-of-the-art cell sorting

When it comes to sorting cells or other small particles, there’s no better place to do so than USC. The university’s Flow Cytometry Facility recently acquired two top-of-the-line cell sorters, the BD …

After radiation, a small number of blood stem cells make an outsized contribution to reconstituting the blood and immune system. (Figure by Jiya Eerdeng/Rong Lu Lab); featured image for Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more

Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more

Bone marrow transplants, which involve transplanting healthy blood stem cells, offer the best treatment for many types of cancers, blood disorders and immune diseases. Even though 22,000 of these procedures are performed …

AcuraStem team members participated in the ALS Association Golden West Chapter‘s Walk to Defeat ALS at Exposition Park. (Photo by Roxan Olivas, AcuraStem); featured image for Innovators of USC: Justin Ichida stays at the forefront of ALS research

Innovators of USC: Justin Ichida stays at the forefront of ALS research

Justin Ichida keeps his research patient-based. That’s why Ichida, Richard N. Merkin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and his …

Denis Evseenko leads a research team at CarthroniX that works on anti-inflammatory and regenerative drugs that may work against autoimmune disorders. (Photo by Chris Shinn); featured image for Innovators of USC: University-affiliated entrepreneurs focus on autoimmune disease

Innovators of USC: University-affiliated entrepreneurs focus on autoimmune disease

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. This includes the millions suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Researchers at USC have developed novel …

Oihana Iriondo (Photo by Sergio Bianco); featured image for Broad Fellow Oihana Iriondo follows her curiosity as a cancer researcher

Broad Fellow Oihana Iriondo follows her curiosity as a cancer researcher

Oihana Iriondo, the newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow, has always been curious about how things work.

Children with craniosynostosis could one day be treated with a biological intervention.; featured image for USC researchers draw closer to biological treatment for birth defect

USC researchers draw closer to biological treatment for birth defect

Could we be one step closer to developing a biological treatment for craniosynostosis? Building upon a body of research that demonstrated that the premature fusion of skull bones — which can cause …

USC researchers are focusing on a protein that is associated with our body clocks to see if it affects disease onset. (Illustration courtesy of iStock); featured image for Disease risk seen in disrupted biological clock

Disease risk seen in disrupted biological clock

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted.

Ellis Meng and Michael Waterman are 2018 fellows in the National Academy of Inventors. (Photos courtesy of USC Viterbi School of Engineering); featured image for Ellis Meng and Mike Waterman elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Ellis Meng and Mike Waterman elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Ellis Meng, a professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, who holds the Gabilan Distinguished Professorship in Science and Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and University Professor, Michael Waterman, …

Tracy Grikscheit (Image courtesy of CHLA); featured image for Tracy Grikscheit awarded $1.3 million to study stem cell therapy for liver failure

Tracy Grikscheit awarded $1.3 million to study stem cell therapy for liver failure

Currently, the only therapy for metabolic liver disease is an organ transplant. Tracy Grikscheit MD, an attending physician and regenerative medicine scientist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, hopes to change that reality. …

From left, Chase Bowen and Ciara Mimms (Photo by Cristy Lytal); featured image for Countdown to Commencement: Ciara Mimms directs aircraft and redirects cells

Countdown to Commencement: Ciara Mimms directs aircraft and redirects cells

“November-Two-Five, you’re clear for takeoff. Clear for takeoff, November-Two-Five. Good day!” From directing jets in the sky in the United States Air Force Reserve to delving into stem cell biology, Ciara Mimms, …

The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium sparked collaborations. (Photo by Sergio Bianco); featured image for USC researchers converge at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium

USC researchers converge at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium

“The field of stem cell biology is one of our great convergence opportunities,” said USC Provost Michael Quick, addressing an audience of biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, clinicians and many others. This diverse …

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Request for Proposals: Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Engineering, Therapeutic Screening, Optical Imaging and Flow Cytometry) 2019–2020

A gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has established the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. This year, we are seeking …

Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences Peter Kuhn photographed during March 2018 at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. (Photo by Noé Montes); featured image for The power of fear drove cancer researcher Peter Kuhn toward his vocation

The power of fear drove cancer researcher Peter Kuhn toward his vocation

Fear has power. Power to harm body and soul. Power to motivate. Peter Kuhn first learned its power as a boy growing up on a farm in Bavaria. The family ran an …

The gene Prkci promotes the generation of differentiated cells (red). However if Prkci activity is reduced or absent, neural stem cells (green) are promoted. (Image by In Kyoung Mah); featured image for Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium: The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics, and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium: The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics, and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Tuesday, November 27 at 8:30am Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC 3540 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Co-hosted by USC Stem Cell and the USC Medicine, Engineering, Science and …

(Illustration by Madelin Lum); featured image for Building a better “CAR”

Building a better “CAR”

In his 1971 State of the Union address, President Richard Nixon dedicated the country to finding a cure for cancer. “The time has come in America when the same kind of concentrated …

Visualization of skull bone growth in live zebrafish (Image by Camilla Teng); featured image for Zebrafish make waves in our understanding of a common craniofacial birth defect

Zebrafish make waves in our understanding of a common craniofacial birth defect

Children are not as hard-headed as adults—in a very literal sense. Babies are born with soft spots and flexible joints called sutures at the junctions where various sections of their skull bones …

Valter Longo (USC Photo; Illustration by Time); featured image for TIME names Valter Longo one of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018

TIME names Valter Longo one of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care of 2018

USC Leonard Davis School Professor Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute and USC Stem Cell principal investigator, has been named one of TIME’s the 50 Most Influential People in Health …

Erasing the distance (Photo by Sergio Bianco); featured image for USC Stem Cell and BCRegMed Virtual Symposium brings Canada to California

USC Stem Cell and BCRegMed Virtual Symposium brings Canada to California

It didn’t require plane tickets to bring together scientists from USC Stem Cell in Los Angeles and BCRegMed in Vancouver. During October’s Virtual Symposium, videoconferencing technology enabled these scientists to share ideas …

Anna Kuehl (Photo by Tracy + David Stills and Motion); featured image for Out of the woods: USC alumna and nature lover Anna Kuehl finds hope to restore her vision

Out of the woods: USC alumna and nature lover Anna Kuehl finds hope to restore her vision

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Anna Kuehl who loved exploring the nature surrounding her home in the Bavarian Forest. Located northeast of Munich not far from the …