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Eileen Crimmins, Manuel Pastor elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eileen Crimmins and Manuel Pastor have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The prestigious honorary society recognizes exceptional individuals from academia, the arts, industry, public policy and research and engages them in addressing significant global and national challenges.

Eileen Crimmins, Manuel Pastor elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Small ‘good cholesterol’ particles may have a role in Alzheimer’s prevention

Small ‘good cholesterol’ particles may have a role in Alzheimer’s prevention

First-ever study to measure high-density lipoprotein particle numbers in spinal fluid led by Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Small ‘good cholesterol’ particles may have a role in Alzheimer’s prevention
A protein that enables us to detect cold and menthol may also be key to migraine headaches

A protein that enables us to detect cold and menthol may also be key to migraine headaches

The laboratory findings point to a target for new treatments that could mean relief for millions suffering from debilitating pain.

A protein that enables us to detect cold and menthol may also be key to migraine headaches
Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment

Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment

A study led by USC Stem Cell and the USC Neurorestoration Center presents evidence that adults can replenish at least some of what they’ve lost by generating new brain cells, and that this process is dramatically altered in patients with long-term epilepsy.

Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment
Scientists discover genetic variants that speed up and slow down brain aging

Scientists discover genetic variants that speed up and slow down brain aging

The findings from USC-led consortium ENIGMA of 15 “hot spots” in the genome could provide new drug targets to resist developmental delays, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain disorders.

Scientists discover genetic variants that speed up and slow down brain aging

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