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2014-10-20 16:26:58

FDA-approved CardioMEMS device reduces hospital readmissions and enables patients to send health data instantly and effortlessly to their physicians LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in Southern California, post-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, to implant a new wireless device for heart failure patients. The device is designed to reduce readmissions to the hospital...

2014-10-20 12:35:41

Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms' recent study finds only 41 percent of college aged adults report always using a condom EWING, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon State University tops the Trojan(TM) Sexual Health Report Card for the first time in the history of the rankings, making an unprecedented jump from No. 26 to the No. 1 spot in the 2014 rankings. The 9(th) annual study sponsored by the makers of Trojan(TM) Brand Condoms and conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces, calls attention to the...

2014-10-09 12:29:14

$23 million in awards creates two Centers of Excellence and establishes USC as a hub for understanding the brain through data mining LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a rare distinction for one university, neuroimaging world leaders and USC Professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will receive two major research center awards to advance their exploration of the human brain. Toga and Thompson each will establish a Center of Excellence under a National Institutes...

2014-10-07 08:37:33

Jared McBride, the fellowship's debut recipient, was selected by a panel of USC researchers and professors for the originality of his proposal and its potential to advance genocide research. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Margee and Douglas Greenberg have provided a gift to fund an endowed fellowship program at USC Shoah Foundation's Center for Advanced Genocide Research, the newly announced research and scholarship unit of the Institute housed on the campus...

2014-10-03 12:24:20

mHealth, patient security, wearable health tech and digital health app entrepreneurs join venture capitalists to showcase the bridge between consumers and medical products LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, today hosts the 8(th) Annual USC CBC Conference, the leading digital health revolution event of international creators, designers and funders. Speakers will...

2014-10-01 20:22:26

Transformative building fosters exploration and development of the digital future LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today inaugurated a new era of digital media education, communication and production with the Grand Opening of the visionary Wallis Annenberg Hall. A crowd of more than 500 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends of USC Annenberg cheered the ribbon-cutting that marked the...

2014-10-01 16:24:18

New Learning Model Combines Network and Access of WIRED with Academic Strength and Vision of the USC Roski School of Art and Design MARIN, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California, Condé Nast and WIRED today announced a partnership to create a new online Master's degree in Integrated Design, Business and Technology. The partnership creates an unprecedented learning experience, combining the expertise of the editors, writers, and designers...

2014-09-30 08:27:06

Top four innovators vie for $10,000 prize using the power of music to improve health LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, today announced this year's four finalists in its annual USC CBC SLAM event where designers and creators improve health through the power of music. The finalists will present their concepts to the expert judging panel on October 2 where...

2014-09-29 12:25:08

New Board President and Dedicated Slate of Officers and Trustees to Provide Continued Stewardship of the Historical Society Mission, Collections and California's Vibrant History SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society (CHS) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. The new trustees, in addition to the election of new board officers, bring a wide range of experience, geographical diversity and expertise that will...

2014-09-29 08:38:55

His graduate school research launched the new science of networks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and path-breaking investigator of our connected age, is the recipient of the 2014 Everett M. Rogers Award. Watts' first paper, "Collective Dynamics of 'Small-World' Networks," co-authored with his doctoral advisor Steven Strogatz and published in the journal Nature in 1998, just a year after he got his Cornell Ph.D. in...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.