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Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes

(University of Southern California) In a study on mice and another study on human pancreatic cells, researchers discover that a scientifically designed fasting diet can trigger the generation of new pancreatic cells to replace dysfunctional ones and stabilize blood glucose.

Scientists found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds

Flying a single autonomous drone already has its challenges. Now multiply that by 25. That's what scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) are doing: creating "flocks" of coordinated drones capable of intricate, synchronised...Show More Summary

Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, University of Southern California researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium.

Fasting diet lowers risk for major diseases

New research from the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has shown that a scientifically developed fasting diet not only aids in weight loss, it may also help lower the risk of developing major diseases. Show More Summary

Looking for the next leap in rechargeable batteries

(University of Southern California) USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for cars.

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

(University of Southern California) Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a USC researcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases.

Researchers forecast lower 2017 violent and property crime rates in much of SoCal

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine project double-digit reductions in both violent and property crimes across much of Southern California for 2017. Violent crime is estimated to drop by 21 percent in 82 percent of cities, and property crime is expected to decrease by 11 percent in 79 percent of cities.

USC computer scientist to explain socially intelligent robots on Feb. 17

(University of Southern California) A University of Southern California computer scientist will present her research on socially assistive robots on Friday, Feb. 17 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston. Show More Summary

Students Design a Temporary Shelter to Combat LA's Homelessness

There's a homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, with an estimated 50,000 people sleeping on the streets every night—a figure that's jumped 35% in the last year alone. Architecture students at the University of Southern California haveShow More Summary

Minorities, Latino immigrants face greatest risk of injury, disability on the job

(University of Southern California) Disparities in work-related injury and disability rates among minorities indicate that policy makers and regulators may want to examine whether bias is a factor, conscious or unconscious, in employer practices for hiring and workers' job assignments, USC researchers recommended.

Feldman and Gill on Gender and Oral Argument at the U.S. Supreme Court @AdamSFeldman

Adam Feldman, Columbia University Law School and University of Southern California Political Science, and Rebecca D. Gill, University of Nevada, Law Vegas, have published Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments. Here is … Continue reading ?

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

(University of Southern California) Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Scientists tracked children's health and...Show More Summary

When it comes to iOS app spending, men flock to Clash of Clans, women prefer Candy Crush

A new study from the University of Southern California highlights the gender divide in the Apple App store, particularly when it comes to video games. It also reveals how the most addicted, hard-core fans are driving revenue for app makers. Researchers at the Information Sciences Institute at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering examined 776 million […]

MD Anderson to Present Making Cancer History(r) Seminar in Indian Wells

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center returns to Southern California this month with its Making Cancer History(r) Seminar, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa, 44400 Indian Wells Lane.

Air pollution may cause dementia in women

Research led by the University of Southern California is showing that air pollution may significantly increase the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in older women. The team of scientists and engineers...Show More Summary

Will students invest in Snap, Inc.?

Snap, Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, plans to go public with an IPO. Will it's target audience--students, look to Snap as a first investment? Jefferson Graham talks to students at the University of Southern California to find out. #TalkingTech        

People of Color Directed Fewer Than 10 Percent of the Last Decade's Top-Grossing Films, Report Shows

Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative have assembled a study called Inclusion in the Director’s Chair? that examines race, gender, and age diversity of directors across 1,000 surveyed films put out in the past 10 years. Based on data drawn from looking ... More »

Watch the video premiere of Southern California punk band TSOL's 'I Wanted to See You'

The Grateful Dead and punk rock have largely occupied distant corners of the pop music universe, but the Bay Area jam band’s celebrated motto — “What a long, strange trip it’s been” — also describes perfectly the storied history of veteran Southern California punk group TSOL. The Times is premiering...

Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

(University of Southern California) Tiny air pollution particles -- the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles -- may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Scientists and engineersShow More Summary

A glitch in 'gatekeeper cells' slowly suffocates the brain

(University of Southern California) Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer's disease, a USC-led study reveals. 'Gatekeeper cells' called pericytes surround blood vessels. Show More Summary

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