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Three USC researchers win $4.3 million in awards from California’s stem cell agency

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of USC have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that includes creating a temporary liver for patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases, and developing new animal models for heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The grants, …

Lieberman takes office as 25th president of national association

Jay R. Lieberman, a principal investigator with USC Stem Cell, is the new president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He is professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and an internationally renowned total …

Viral molecules responsible for causing AIDS-related cancer

Using a rat stem cell model, USC researcher S. J. Gao, PhD and colleagues have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common cancer among HIV-infected people. The study, which appears in the Dec. 26 edition of the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Pathogens, lays the foundation for developing drugs that …

Alligator stem cell study gives clues to tooth regeneration

Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC. For the first time, a global team of researchers led by USC Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong has uncovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators. Their study …

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 major advances in cancer research this year by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The study, “DNA methylation screening identifies driver epigenetic …

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