Featured Research

Planet Without Apes? - Book on the status of great apes and their conservation by Craig Stanford


The Negative Impact of Adolescent Soda Consumption - Drinking too many sugary drinks as an adolescent can lead to poorer memory function, according to research conducted by HEB faculty Scott Kanoski


Diabetes Detectives - Research by Casey Donovan et al. identifying the mechanisms involved in detecting hypoglycemia. These findings could have far-reaching consequences for the development of insulin therapies for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


The Case for Flying Dinosaurs - A newly discovered raptorial dinosaur fossil with exceptionally long feathers adds to growing evidence that dinosaurs flew before birds did. Research by HEB Adjunct faculty Luis Chiappe and Michael Habib.


Taking Aim at Diabetes - As rates of obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes soar worldwide, scientific research advancing our understanding of this potentially fatal disease is crucial. Experts warn that if current trends continue, one in three Americans will suffer from the condition by 2050. Research conducted by HEB Adjunct faculty Marcia Abbott


Arctic Fox, Woolly Rhino and Three-toed Horse - A newly discovered 3- to 5-million-year-old Tibetan fox from the Himalayan Mountains, Vulpes qiuzhudingi, is the likely ancestor of the living Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus), lending support to the idea that the evolution of present-day animals of the Arctic region is intimately connected to ancestors that first became adapted for life in cold regions in the high altitude environments of the Tibetan Plateau. Research by Adjunct HEB faculty Xiaoming Wang


Look! Up in the Sky! - The mystery of how dinosaurs first began to fly may have finally been cracked by a USC Dornsife-led team of scientists whose groundbreaking study has been honored by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Research by Justin Hall, IEB Ph.D. student and adjunct HEB faculty Michael B. Habib



Recent Publications

Exercise training with blood flow restriction has little effect on muscular strength and does not change IGF-1 in fit military warfighters.
Jensen AE, Palombo LJ, Niederberger B, Turcotte LP, Kelly KR
Growth Hormone & IFG Research, April 2016, 27:33-40.

Liver Kinase B1 Inhibits The Expression of Inflammation-Related Genes Post-Contraction in Skeletal Muscle.
Chen T, Moore TM, Ebbert MTW, McVey NL, Madsen SR, Hallowell DM, Harris AM, Char RE, Mackay RP, Hancock CR, Hansen JM, Kauwe JS, Thomson DM
Journal of Applied Physiology. Jan 2016

Genetic censusing identifies an unexpectedly sizeable population of an endangered large mammal in a fragmented forest landscape. 
McCarthy MS, Lester JD, Howe EJ, Arandjelovic A, Stanford CB, Vigilant L. 
BMC Ecology. 2015, 15, 21

Hippocampal GLP-1 receptors influence food intake, meal size, and effort-based responding for food through volume transmission.
Hsu TM, Hahn JD, Konanur VR, Lam A, Kanoski SE
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan;40(2):327-37

Activation of hindbrain neurons is mediated by portal-mesenteric vein glucosensors during slow-onset hypoglycemi.
Bohland M, Matveyenko AV, Saberi M, Khan AM, Watts AG, Donovan CM
Diabetes. 2014 Aug;63(8):2866-75

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