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Radicalization Of U.S. Foreign Policy

This post was coauthored by Nake M. Kamrany, University of Southern California and Cole Kosydar, University of Pennsylvania. Ostensibly the hallmark or seal of Mr. Barack Obama's presidency is blemished with the radicalization of U.S. Show More Summary

Startup aims to sell a brain implant to improve memory

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For more than a decade, University of Southern California neuro-engineer Theodore Berger has been working on an artificial hippocampus, an electronic aid for the part of the brain that scientists believe encodes experiences as long-term memories. Show More Summary

Comment Sections Are Cesspools Of Rape Culture, Research Finds

One-fourth of all online comments at the end of news articles about sexual assault and rape include victim-blaming statements, new research out of the University of Southern California shows. The study examined 52 articles and found that only one did not contain comments offering support for the accused perpetrator, the study said. Show More Summary

Researchers Identify A Zika Virus’ Key Weapon

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists at the University of Southern California discovered a key weapon used by the Zika virus to ravage the brains of infected fetuses: proteins. In an article published Thursday in the journal C...

Britons Vote To Leave EU -- The End Of An Empire

Co-authored with Andreas Kallmuenzer, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Jessica Greenhalgh, University of Southern California On June 23, 2016, the Briton voters shocked the world with their vote (49% to 51%) to leave the European Union (EU). Show More Summary

Imaging study shows link between inflammatory biomarkers and increased heart disease in men with HIV

LOS ANGELES -- A cardiac imaging study led by Hossein Bahrami, MD, PhD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), along with investigators from Johns...Show More Summary

A Better Way Forward In Afghanistan

This post was co-authored by: Dr. NAKE M. KAMRANY, University of Southern California Cole Kosydar, University of Pennsylvania At the NATO summit in Warsaw, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her support for a continued NATO presence in Afghanistan, citing a need to stem the persistently high levels of Afghan immigration to Germany and Europe. Show More Summary

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All Times Eastern Basketball Women’s Olympic Exhibition, Galen Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA United States vs. USA Select Team — NBA TV, 10 p.m. CFL Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts — ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus

By Judith Graham A sense of angst was rattling students at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. One of their peers had taken his life days before. Professor Mikel Snow felt the dark undercurrent and knew he had to speak up. Show More Summary

Online Marketing News: Millennial Psychology, Influencer Misconceptions & SEO Issues

The Psychology of Successfully Marketing to Millennials [Infographic] Marketing to Millennials can be a unique challenge. The University of Southern California found that "the younger demographic values authenticity and their peers’ opinions. Show More Summary

How did classified information get into those Hillary Clinton emails?

Jeffrey Fields, University of Southern California - Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Last week FBI director James Comey publicly rebuked Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information while she was secretary of state. Show More Summary

How the USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll works

The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. Each day's poll...

NIH Awards USC and CHLA $36.6 Million for Clinical and Translational Science

A team of researchers led by Thomas Buchanan, MD, Michele Kipke PhD and Jonathan Samet, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) received a prestigious Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award was made to USC and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

Using gelatin to bulk up "muscles-on-a-chip"

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Growing muscle for lab-based testing is a tough process, and previous attempts to do so – making use of plastic scaffolds – have failed to produce fully-formed muscle fibers. Now, a team from the University of Southern California (USC)...Show More Summary

To boost high school girls' business and tech savvy, Girls Who Code offers immersion program - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

This immersive session from Girls Who Code and University of Southern California aims to bolster girls' skills and keep them interested in tech.

Motion Documented at the San Andreas Fault

Scientists from the Earthscope Plate Boundary Observatory, the University of Hawaii. The University of Washington and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of Southern California in San Diego have been analyzing data from the San Andreas Fault. Their goal was to differentiate broad regional tectonic...

Telsa Road Trip To The California Science Center

The California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. The place is billed as the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center. The Science Center makes for a fairly inexpensive family outing. Admission is by donation only, and […]

High-priced education carries an additional cost for black USC students

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The City of Los Angeles has reached a settlement with several African-American students arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 2013. The students, who were enrolled at the University of Southern California, had been attending an off-campus party when a noise complaint was made. Show More Summary

Marketing: An Essential Skill for Effective Social Entrepreneurship

For the second time, I have been asked to teach a course in Marketing for the esteemed Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship Program at University of Southern California (USC). While I look at this as a great opportunity. I know it is an enormous challenge. Show More Summary

The Curious History Of The Mammalian Penile Bone

A team of evolutionary biologists based out of the University of Southern California have recently published new research on the baculum, the mammalian penile bone. In a study of hundreds of different mammalian species, the scientists found that this curious bone has disappeared and reappeared throughout evolutionary...

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