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2005 News Archives

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

December 20, 2005

New treatment offers promise for previously untreatable amblyopia cases. Seven subjects in a recent exercise improved their overall visual acuity as much as 216 percent, researchers say. By Carl Marziali Young adults…

Marijuana and Depression

Marijuana and Depression

December 1, 2005

Marijuana smokers are less depressed than those who never smoke, purports the largest-ever study of its kind, co-authored by a USC College psychology researcher. The conclusions surprised even the study’s co-author. …

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

December 1, 2005

Geneticist Norman Arnheim recognized for work on ‘paternal age effect’ By Laura Sanders December 2005 A mother’s age when she conceives can affect the health of her children. Indeed, one of every 30…

The Chocolate Solution

The Chocolate Solution

December 1, 2005

Students test their palate and find a moment of cocoa calm in the midst of finals week By Pamela J. Johnson Dec. 2005 Those admitted didn’t need a golden ticket. But USC’s von KleinSmid Memorial Residents Hall…

USC College Scholars Celebrated at Holiday Fête

USC College Scholars Celebrated at Holiday Fête

December 1, 2005

Dean expresses gratitude and recognizes outstanding teaching, research efforts at annual reception By Pamela J. Johnson December 2005 In an annual holiday reception, USC College honored its faculty and graduate students for…

Feminism’s Loose Ends

Feminism’s Loose Ends

December 1, 2005

Streisand Professor explores paradoxes of women’s lives By Katherine Yungmee Kim December 2005 Scholar Sharon Hays explores “the unfinished business of feminism.” The culture, gender and family…

Alums Put Education, Each Other to Work

Alums Put Education, Each Other to Work

December 1, 2005

The bonds students create at USC extend far beyond the classroom, campus and even graduation — as proof, take the four USC alumni who have launched an online business that they claim will “provide a better way than…

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

November 17, 2005

Deleting the ‘anti-aging’ gene from yeast greatly lengthens life span, say USC molecular scientists. By Carl Marziali A counterintuitive experiment has resulted in one of the longest recorded life-span…

Exploring the Biological Unknown

Exploring the Biological Unknown

November 1, 2005

College geneticist studies yeast for insight into cell growth and cancer By Eva Emerson November 2005 Like Hamlet, eventually all cells must make a fateful decision: To divide or not to divide. And like the melancholy Prince…

Neuroscience Research Institute Launched

Neuroscience Research Institute Launched

November 1, 2005

New University Park-focused Institute replaces the Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences By Eva Emerson November 2005 Neuroscientists describe learning as a process in which new experiences lead to a…