Ismael Fernández-Hernández (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Ismael Fernández-Hernández receives USC-CONACYT Provost Fellowship

We can learn a lot from fly brains, according to Ismael Fernández-Hernández, a postdoctoral fellow in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Michael Bonaguidi. Fernández-Hernández is an accomplished researcher who showed that …

Mark Humayun (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

USC’s Mark Humayun to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

President Barack Obama will bestow the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to USC University Professor Mark Humayun at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on January 22. Humayun, who holds joint appointments …

Fresh veggies, anyone? (Photo by Bob Nichols)

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC Stem Cell principal investigator Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of …

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Robert Maxson and five other USC professors named fellows of AAAS

Robert Maxson Jr., an executive committee member of USC Stem Cell, is one of six USC scientists to be elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Presenter Pin Wang, PhD, is a principal investigator with the USC Stem Cell initiative. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Tiny Technology may be the future of medicine

Sometimes the smallest tools are required to tackle the biggest problems. At the forefront of innovative research on regenerative medicine and cancer treatment, experts from the top research institutions in the greater …

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Common genetic disease linked to father’s age

Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease Noonan syndrome are so common—a mutation, which causes the disease, disproportionately increases a normal father’s production of …

Scott Fraser, a world leader in using advanced technologies to capture biological processes (Photo by John Livzey)

Technology and science converge

What does a bacterial flange actually look like? Going way beyond the microscope, researchers from across several schools at USC and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., gathered this month …

Susan Forsburg served as the corresponding author on a paper about mutated cells that try to replicate their DNA. (Photo by Philip Channing)

Mutant cells dig in their heels

Certain mutated cells keep trying to replicate their DNA — with disastrous results — even after medications rob them of the raw materials to do so, according to new research from USC.

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