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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, …

Commencement 2018: More than 17,000 receive degrees at main ceremony

When Siddhartha Mukherjee took the stage at the USC 2018 commencement this morning, he shared a tip with a new generation of Trojans. “I wish someone had told me at my own commencement that the one and only requirement of graduation was not that I finish these many credits, or pull those many all-nighters, or …

Community biotech summit opens new world for eager youths

Shelsy Aragon was nervous. The 14-year-old was standing in front of hundreds of people in a packed room at East Los Angeles College, a microphone hot in her hand. She had a question for former NASA astronaut Carlos Noriega and OBGYN Diana Ramos: how, as a female and a Latina, could she avoid stereotyping as she pursues …

Joanna Clay

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