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USC researchers developed a smart insole that will flag changes in a patient’s gait, activity level and balance, as well as monitor for the localized increase in heat that can reveal a building infection before the human eye can spot it.
USC scientists tested the role of a key family of genes, called forkhead-domain transcription factors, or “Fox genes” in facial development.
The JUUL vaporizer, a tobacco replacement designed to help grown-ups quit smoking, has landed in the hands of children with potentially harmful consequences, new USC research shows.
The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals.
USC researchers have identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression.
The development of an aggressive, early-onset form of colon cancer may come down to a single missing iron atom in a key DNA repair protein, according to researchers.
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center teaches programs geared toward students in the K-12 range about what cancer is, how it works, how it’s treated.
For African-Americans and Latinos, a diagnosis of diabetes after age 50 may also come with a more than threefold risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to a new study led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Identifying patients at a greater risk for specific illnesses could be greatly improved by breaking down broad ethnic and racial categories into more specific groups, according to findings in a research paper published by Keck School of Medicine of USC student Christopher Pham.
The body’s longest nerve, the vagus nerve, is the autobahn between your gut and your brain's memory center, scientists say.