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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...

2012-07-10 10:42:24

A naturally occurring protein called TLR1 plays a critical role in protecting the body from illnesses caused by eating undercooked pork or drinking contaminated water, according to new research from the University of Southern California (USC). The discovery may help create more effective oral vaccines for infections of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and already has launched an examination of how TLR1 is linked to inflammatory bowel disease, says R. William DePaolo, assistant...

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2010-12-17 11:18:35

Study demonstrates connection between autism and traffic pollution Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute. The paper will appear online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives this week. "Children born to mothers living within 309 meters of a freeway...

2009-09-15 11:45:00

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new partnership of Providence Health & Services, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group has been developed to treat young adults with cancer, providing diagnostics and treatment for a group that nationwide falls in a gap between adult and pediatric health care. The Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Program is believed to be the first such endeavor in the United States developed...

2009-08-07 14:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new drug delivery system that uses a tiny silicone cup filled with any drug and sealed to the outer surface (episclera) of the eyeball may offer a more effective method for the sustained delivery of medicines for retinal and vitreous diseases, according to a new report by A. Linn Murphree, M.D, director of the Retinoblastoma Program in The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Murphree is also Professor of Ophthalmology and...

2009-07-27 10:05:00

SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PacificGMP, the leader in single-use bioprocessing for development and manufacturing for its client partners, and the University of Southern California (USC) announced today that they have signed an agreement whereby PacificGMP will provide development and manufacturing services for USC. Under terms of the agreement, PacificGMP will provide process scale up development, cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) manufacturing and aseptic...

2009-07-07 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California today announced that Dr. Alan Epstein of the USC Keck School of Medicine has received approval for a $3.5 million drug development project through the Rapid Access to Intervention Development (RAID) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for his breakthrough Interleukin-2 (IL-2) cytokine immunotherapy analog. This is the second RAID award Dr. Epstein has received from the National Cancer Institute....


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