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Keck Medicine of USC - Archive (Research)

2020
September
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
For some prostate cancer patients, radical treatment (surgery or radiation) are treatment standards. However, these procedures may cause side effects including urinary incontinence or impotency. A new study from USC Urology with Keck Medicine of U...
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August
16,
2020
| 11:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Keck Medicine of USC is enrolling volunteers as part of a multicenter clinical trial sponsored by AstraZeneca to determine if an experimental vaccine known as AZD1222 provides protection against the coronavirus. The trial will also test...
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July
27,
2020
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — For many with end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation has become a viable option to extend lives and improve the quality of life. However, once lung transplant recipients leave the hospital, they may experience complications, su...
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July
13,
2020
| 03:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES – A novel preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals that a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis while being less addicti...
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June
29,
2020
| 13:49 PM America/Los_Angeles
LOS ANGELES — USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck Medicine of USC and the Keck School of Medicine of USC today announced a $5 million gift from the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation. The gift was received from Harold R. Brow...
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2019
October
30,
2019
| 16:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study published in Lancet Oncology reveals that the internet popularity of health awareness campaigns may not always translate into a greater interest in related health behaviors. Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC compared Pi...
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August
28,
2019
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the street medicine team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have developed “HOUSED BEDS,” the first published tool designed specifically to help outreach teams clearly assess the situation of unsheltered homeless patients. This me...
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August
26,
2019
| 12:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
In a new study of patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision, Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers found that adapted augmented reality (AR) glasses can improve patients’ mobility by 50...
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August
20,
2019
| 07:47 AM America/Los_Angeles
Better access to on-demand transportation could help older adults miss fewer medical appointments as well as reduce their social isolation to improve their overall health, suggests a new study published in the Journal of mHealth by researchers at the...
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August
15,
2019
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Despite numerous telephone, mail and internet scams directed toward older adults, relatives may perpetrate more financial elder abuse than strangers, suggests a new study by experts at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Using a unique source of...
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July
16,
2019
| 08:23 AM America/Los_Angeles
A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will support Keck School of Medicine of USC efforts to recruit patients from underrepresented populations into card...
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June
26,
2019
| 13:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
Men who want to improve their libido or build body mass may want to think twice before using testosterone-boosting supplements ­— also known as “T boosters” — as research shows these alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy may no...
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June
14,
2019
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., expected to cause about 51,000 deaths in 2019. But until now, it was unclear which drugs were most effective for which patients. Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensi...
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June
04,
2019
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Latino adults have higher diabetes rates than non-Latinos, yet research shows they are less likely to correctly follow medication instructions provided by their doctors. Furthermore, diabetes can set off a cascade of medical complications, requiring ...
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May
01,
2019
| 12:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has launched a study to determine how financial assistance for costs associated with clinical trial participation might increase enrollment, particularly among low-income patients and racial and ethnic minoritie...
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February
18,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An estimated 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse each year. However, the link between injuries and possible elder abuse may take months or years to establish and is often difficult to investigate due to poor documentation during ...
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February
15,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have developed a new laboratory tool, which is poised to improve the development and effectiveness of a burgeoning group of therapies that use patients’ immune systems to fight cancer with genetically...
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2018
December
31,
2018
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid a high fat, high cholesterol diet: It can trigger changes in the immune system that lead to a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD...
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October
05,
2018
| 09:26 AM America/Los_Angeles
For approximately 8 million Americans, visiting a doctor regularly is the key to managing their psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy or painful red patches that can appear anywhere on the body. But for some people, ...
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September
11,
2018
| 08:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons’ robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons. Using a data recorde...
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September
10,
2018
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Anyone with arthritis can appreciate how useful it would be if scientists could grow cartilage in the lab. To this end, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, collaborated with colleagues...
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June
18,
2018
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Each year, more than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as Type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, ...
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May
07,
2018
| 11:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
It’s well known that exposure to extremely loud noises — whether it’s an explosion, a firecracker or even a concert — can lead to permanent hearing loss. But knowing how to treat noise-induced hearing loss, which affects about 15 percent of Americans...
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May
04,
2018
| 13:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
A researcher at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has been awarded two grants totaling more than $4 million to support osteoarthritis research. A $3.4 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund research on the mechanisms behi...
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April
23,
2018
| 14:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
The division of gynecologic oncology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $1.1 million estate gift from a grateful former patient, establishing the Hilda and Bruno Haug Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The funds were donated towa...
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April
04,
2018
| 09:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Physicians and researchers at the USC Roski Eye Institute have collaborated with other California institutions to show that a first-in-kind stem cell–based retinal implant is feasible for use in people with advanced dry age-related macular degenerati...
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February
09,
2018
| 09:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
When it comes to workplace stress, even doctors aren’t immune to its effects. For doctors training to become neurosurgeons, burnout is common, and certain workplace stressors — like unrewarding mentor relationships, difficult coworkers and not gettin...
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February
07,
2018
| 09:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has reason to be optimistic. ...
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January
09,
2018
| 12:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is looking to some deep sea dwellers to create a better way to develop cancer-fighting therapies. Harnessing the power of the enzymes that give these marine animals the ability to glow, the t...
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