On the first day of Hernan Ramirez’s field research into the workplace culture of immigrant gardeners, an enraged Westwood homeowner stormed from his house, unleashed a litany of expletives and threatened to sue.
Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in USC College, led… more>
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. … more>
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… more>
A USC study of pathological liars shows first evidence of structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse.
By Usha Sutliff
A USC study has found the first proof of structural… more>
A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas.
By Carl… more>
Early malnutrition may lead to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, says a new USC study. The work is an important first step in identifying early risk factors for adult violence and developing programs to prevent it.