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2014-08-27 12:31:13

Keck Medicine of USC patient sees for first time in 30 years only one week after implant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Kulik is a 55-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis...

2014-08-25 16:23:14

8th Annual USC Body Computing Conference to feature USC CBC SLAM competition October 2 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, has announced its annual USC CBC SLAM event created this year in collaboration with Skullcandy Inc. to challenge creative minds to use music in a way that helps consumers better understand their personal health. Four finalists will present...

2014-08-04 08:26:31

Affiliation expands Torrance Memorial's Cardiothoracic Surgery Program TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Torrance Memorial Medical Center and USC's Keck School of Medicine have announced an affiliation to expand heart surgery services at the medical center in Torrance. This announcement represents an expansion of the Torrance Memorial Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute's Cardiothoracic Surgery Program. This expansion of heart surgery services and cardiac procedures is...

2014-07-23 12:32:25

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Samaritan Hospital and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology have formed a new affiliation. The USC Neuroscience Center at Good Samaritan Hospital has been established to bring the talents of the USC neurosurgeons, neuro-interventionalists, neuro-oncologists, and neurologists to the Good Samaritan Hospital campus. The program will include both inpatient care...

2014-03-11 16:23:56

Event Benefits USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stars of movies, music, medicine and technology will join at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on March 20 for the second annual Rebels With a Cause gala honoring titan of technology and powerhouse philanthropist, Larry J. Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. Last year's event raised $3.6 million for the revolutionary and life-saving research of David B. Agus,...

2014-01-07 12:27:12

Richard H. Scheller and Thomas C. Sudhof on Tuesday, March 4 NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation today announced that the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles will host the 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards. The annual Lasker Lectures feature presentations by laureates who explore pressing scientific questions related to biomedical research. This is the first time...

2013-09-30 23:38:32

Dr. Mohan's significant gift will help fund the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center, which will conduct basic and applied research programs to identify the causes, improve upon the existing treatments, and—ultimately—seek a cure for all forms of kidney disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization), a Los Angeles–based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research, is extremely pleased to announce a generous contribution of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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