A green anole lizard regenerating its tail (Image by Ariel Vonk/ Lozito Lab)

Researchers unlock mystery of cartilage regeneration in lizards

Scientists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC identify key cells involved in the process of cartilage regeneration in lizards—a discovery that could offer insights into novel approaches to treating osteoarthritis. …

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Whittier Foundation backs new group of research projects

The L.K. Whittier Foundation has been a critical source of funding for cancer research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, supporting clinicians and …

Graduate student Vincent Haoze Yu; Broad Clinical Fellow Rodrigo Martínez Monedero, MD; Michael Sidgmore; principal investigator Neil Segil, PhD; and graduate student Louise Menendez in the Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. Segil's team is collaborating with USC Stem Cell researchers Justin Ichida, PhD, Takahiro Ohyama, PhD, and Radha Kalluri, PhD, to reprogram skin cells into sensory cells of the inner ear. (Photo courtesy of HSC News)

Sidgmore Family Foundation gift to help hearing loss research

There has always been one insurmountable problem related to hearing loss: When the sensory hair cells in the inner ear die, they don’t regenerate. These microscopic cells signal to the brain that …

Richard N. Merkin (Photo courtesy of Richard N. Merkin)

Q&A: USC Stem Cell Ambassador Richard Merkin

USC Stem Cell Ambassador Richard Merkin is the founder of the Heritage Provider Network, which, under his leadership, became the largest physician-owned and operated integrated delivery system in the United States. He …

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Heinz-Josef Lenz is first recipient of endowed chair honoring J. Terrence Lanni

The ceremony installing the J. Terrence Lanni Chair in Cancer Research was one of heartfelt tributes for two men, a doctor and a patient, who formed a tight bond over the years …

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New option benefits patients needing bone marrow transplants

Keck Medical Center of USC is offering a new option for patients who need bone marrow (also called stem cell) transplants, but have not found a match. Haploidentical transplants allow patients who …

Graduate student Kimberley Babos explains how research at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC may help find effective drugs to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Military veterans are more likely than civilians to suffer from the devastating disease. (Photo by Steve Cohn)

General David H. Petraeus gets a four-star tour of HSC

Petraeus—who also serves as the Judge Widney Professor at USC and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute—started his morning with a glimpse into the human brain. Faculty and students from the USC …

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Zea Borok elected to American Association of Physicians

Zea Borok, MD, USC Stem Cell principal investigator and professor of medicine and of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been elected to membership in …

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 …

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