University of Southern California

High-spending hospitals may save more lives

Studies have shown that regions spending more on medical care, such as Miami, do not have better health outcomes than regions that spend relatively less, such as Minneapolis. However, less is known about how medical spending ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Smart fences recognize bad airport neighbors

A perimeter-protection system created by a team from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering took Best Paper prize at the IEEE Homeland Security Conference in November 2010, and is now moving to deployment at a Florida airport, ...

Jan 26, 2011
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We spend more time sick now than a decade ago

Increased life expectancy in the United States has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health, reveals new research published in the December issue of the Journal of Gerontology.

Dec 13, 2010
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Methanol: The fuel of the future?

Tapped by USC in 1977 during the world oil crisis to start a hydrocarbon institute from the ground floor, George Olah headed west, where he was more than up for the challenge. Olah, the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry ...

Oct 13, 2010
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