Stem cell researchers reveal genetic blueprint for cartilage

Stem cell researchers reveal genetic blueprint for cartilage

Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people’s ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones — two processes essential to life. In a study published in Cell Reports,USC Stem Cell researcher Xinjun He and University of...
Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits. In a new study, Longo and his colleagues show that...
Building a market for algorithms

Building a market for algorithms

The digital world depends on algorithms — sets of detailed instructions that computers follow to solve problems. Algorithms determine the ads we see on the Internet, matchmaking on OKCupid and the news in social media feeds. In a computerized era, these processes will...
The city of the future could lie below your feet

The city of the future could lie below your feet

Think affordable apartments are hard to find in LA or New York? Try searching in Beijing. And then try searching under it. Urbanization researcher Annette Kim spent last year in China’s capital, where she studied an overlooked side effect of the country’s rapid...

Social gaming promotes healthy behavior

Adding social gaming elements to a behavior tracking program led people to exercise more frequently and helped them decrease their body-mass index, according to new research from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of...

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