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Docs implant next-gen epilepsy-controlling device

Keck Medicine of USC has become the world’s first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug...

Large-scale quantum chip validated

A team of scientists at USC has verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor. The team demonstrated...

Social science + engineering = help for dying languages

Many of the world’s languages are disappearing. David Chiang wants to do something about that. Chiang, USC Viterbi research assistant professor and computational linguist at...

Largest-ever genetic study of cancer pays off

Researchers from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center are joining hundreds of scientists worldwide in reporting the discovery of more than 80 new regions...

Los Angeles is no longer a city of newcomers

Los Angeles — a city of newcomers? Not anymore, according to new demographic projections released today by USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group. The report, “The Generational Future...

Scientists Create First 3-D Map of Human Genome

For the first time, scientists have developed a method for generating accurate three-dimensional models of the entire DNA strand of a cell, known as...

Scientists Find Mechanism for Reprogramming Stem Cells

In healthy bodies, liver cells beget liver cells, while skin cells beget skin cells. Previous research, however, has shown that cells sometimes can be...

Air pollution hurting DaVinci’s Last Supper

Having survived long centuries, political upheaval, and even bombings during World War II, Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece Last Supper now faces the risk of...

Internet addresses: An inevitable shortage, but an uneven one

As Internet authorities prepare to announce that they have handed over all of the available addresses, a USC research group that monitors address usage has completed the latest in its series of Internet censuses. There is some good news, accordi...

How do data exclusivity periods affect pharmaceutical innovation?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- January 6, 2011 -- Pharmaceutical companies and generic drug manufacturers have long been at odds over regulations about "data exclusivity," the period of time before generic manufacturers can make use of valuable clinical...

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