The University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880 and is the oldes private research center in the West. USC divides the campus into University Park which houses the College of Letters and Science and professional schools and The Health Science campus. The Health Science campus is North of the Los Angeles University Park campus and houses the Keck School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and three major-teaching hospitals. USC is known for its Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Biokinseology and Physical Therapy and Biomedical Engineering research and Chemistry department.
Climate change will irreversibly force key ocean bacteria into overdrive
Imagine being in a car with the gas pedal stuck to the floor, heading toward a cliff's edge. Metaphorically speaking, that's what climate change will do to the key group of ocean bacteria known as Trichodesmium, scientists ...
Endangered eastern chimpanzees inhabit rapidly shrinking Ugandan forest fragments
Two years spent collecting and analyzing eastern chimpanzee fecal samples from an unprotected region in Uganda has revealed a far larger population of the primates than previous estimates suggested for the area.
Mutant cells that can't copy DNA somehow keep dividing when they shouldn't—with disastrous consequences
Researchers at USC have developed a yeast model to study a gene mutation that disrupts the duplication of DNA, causing massive damage to a cell's chromosomes, while somehow allowing the cell to continue dividing.
Why don't men live as long as women?
Across the entire world, women can expect to live longer than men. But why does this occur, and was this always the case?
Tiny sponge fossil upsets evolutionary model
Researchers have unearthed a fossil of a sponge, no bigger than a grain of sand, that existed 60 million years earlier than many expected.
Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative
When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent—but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based ...
Fast and accurate synchronization in the 'blink' of an eye
"Let's synchronize our watches." It's the classic line before a group goes out on a mission. We are all familiar with the concept of synchronized clocks - less known, but equally important, is that wireless devices need to ...
Insights into genomic instability during the early stages of embryonic cell development
The environment within a cell is a paradoxical balance of order and chaos. Proteins, DNA and countless other biological molecules tumble together in a wildly turbulent system that somehow holds together to engender life.
New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are
Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them.
Earth sciences researcher examines string of related disasters striking Nepal
For Nepal, the hits just keep coming.