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USC College Dedicates New Facility

USC College Dedicates New Facility

April 27, 2005

The Molecular & Computational Biology Building will house researchers working on the front lines of genomics, genetics and molecular evolution. President Sample calls the four-floor structure a ‘gateway of new…

Excited about Genomes

February 1, 2005

Demystifying genomics opens field to under-represented minority students and undergrads By Eva Emerson February 2005 Genomic science is still new enough that many people don’t have a clear idea of what the…

Cancer Protein Revealed

Cancer Protein Revealed

October 1, 2004

X-ray “snapshots” capture the moves of a key cancer proteinBy Eva EmersonOctober 2004A USC College scientist has captured the first-ever views of a potent cancer protein in action, revealing new details about how…

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

September 1, 2004

Tiny marine bacteria surprise scientists with their importance in global nitrogen cycle By Eva Emerson September 2004 Small, single-celled microbes play a significant role in the natural fertilization of the upper ocean,…

Hardwiring the Nervous System

Hardwiring the Nervous System

September 1, 2004

How developing neurons find their way By Eva EmersonSeptember 2004 Before the brain can produce thought, control limbs or make us flinch in pain, innumerable connections must be built between the more than one hundred billion…

Quick on the Uptake

Quick on the Uptake

July 1, 2004

By Eva EmersonJuly 2004 From his style (he prefers black) to his choice of jewelry (a small metal stud pierces his left eyebrow) and his preferred method of transportation (a 24-speed bicycle), USC College neurobiologist…