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The study of cancer survivors defined cognitive impairment as having problems in memory and thinking.

Surprising Results in USC Study of Twins

December 19, 2011

Older female cancer survivors are significantly more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment after diagnosis and treatment compared to their twin sibling with no history of cancer, a USC study found. The risk…

Researchers will use statistical and computational tools to analyze vast quantities of genetic data and establish a network of disease connections.

A Digital Landscape of Diseases

October 18, 2011

USC Dornsife scientists and their colleagues have been awarded a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study disease connections as part of a collective of research centers. Jasmine Zhou,…

Of Plants, Flies & Men

Of Plants, Flies and Men

June 30, 2010

A torrent of fluorescent light rushes out onto the cement floor as Marie-Stanislas Remigereau opens the door to the growth chamber. Inside are hundreds of small plants precisely arranged in black trays that flank both walls up…

Decoy Pill Saves Brain Cells

Decoy Pill Saves Brain Cells

January 31, 2007

Tricking a key enzyme can soothe over-excited receptors in the brain, say neuroscientists, calling this a possible strategy against stroke, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Lead author Michel Baudry…

USC College Discovery Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

USC College Discovery Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

January 1, 2007

USC College researchers have provided the first 3-D view of a protein from an enzyme family that, through its ability to mutate genes, can both help and hinder human health. Reporting in the Dec. 24 online edition of Nature,…

Protein Switches Immune Response

Protein Switches Immune Response

July 27, 2006

A single protein can turn on and off a key component of the immune system by changing partners in an elegant genomic dance, said researchers at USC and Harvard Medical School. Because autoimmune diseases such as arthritis…

Fast Fading Visual Image May Signal Retreating Memory

January 1, 2005

A new study by USC College scientists links a deficit in visual memory to the mild cognitive impairments that may precede Alzheimer’s disease By Eva Emerson January 2005 A simple test of visual short-term memory may…

Resolving Inflammation

Resolving Inflammation

August 1, 2004

Inspired by nature, USC College chemist Nicos Petasis synthesizes compounds that help shed light on inflammation and offer a new approach to halting its damaging effects. By Eva Emerson August 2004 Even the tiniest paper…