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Sleep: Why it matters and how to make it count

In the classic fairy tale, Snow White bites into an apple and slips into a state of suspended animation. For another figment of fiction, Rip Van Winkle, a sip of moonshine affords the luxury of sleeping through the American Revolutionary War. Sleep has long featured in our collective storybook...

  • USC is at the forefront of Alzheimer's research

    USC is at the forefront of Alzheimer's research

    Twenty years ago, Terrence Town, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics at Keck School of Medicine bet his career on a hunch. When Town began looking at links between Alzheimer’s disease and the immune system, most people in the field dismissed his research. Alzheimer’s was still poorly...

  • How to repair an athlete's dreams: USC Sports Medicine Center

    How to repair an athlete's dreams: USC Sports Medicine Center

    Palos Verdes High School was a long shot to take the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) football championship in 2015. But when the underdogs took the prize, their senior quarterback, Steven Delcarson, was showered with accolades. He was named the league’s most valuable player, the most...

  • USC: Making history in the treatment of prostate cancer

    USC: Making history in the treatment of prostate cancer

    Keck Medicine of USC made history when it became the first academic medical center in the nation to utilize a newly FDA-approved, game-changing technology to treat prostate cancer. Inderbir S. Gill, M.D., M.Ch., founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology, helped pioneer the high-intensity...

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