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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...

2014-07-03 23:06:06

Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam of CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy was invited to Syfac to present on soft tissue applications of Advanced Platelet Rich Fibrin for treating gum recession. Brentwood, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Patients suffering from gum disease often develop gum recession, wherein the gum tissue pulls away, exposing more of the tooth and tooth root. Gum recession can cause sensitivity to hot and cold food and liquid, and also makes the patient self-conscious...

2014-04-29 20:28:59

USC advances the true benefit of BIM with a holistic collaborative approach to transform how their buildings are designed, constructed and maintained now and in the future. LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced it has been engaged by Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects (HED) to provide engineering services for USC Village, a $430M mixed-use...

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...

2013-07-12 23:19:12

Christie is partnering with USC to provide students and faculty with access to the latest in visual technologies. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Christie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, recently showcased its Christie MicroTiles® at the opening of the new Interactive Media Building at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Christie is partnering with USC to provide students and faculty...

2012-10-08 13:55:02

Hate the Lakers? Do the Celtics make you want to hurl? Whether you like someone can affect how your brain processes their actions, according to new research from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC. Most of the time, watching someone else move causes a 'mirroring' effect — that is, the parts of our brains responsible for motor skills are activated by watching someone else in action. But a study by USC researchers appearing Oct. 5 in PLOS ONE shows that whether or not you...

Word of the Day
  • 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.