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February 22, 2018

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Do probiotics work? Answers to this and other gut-wrenching questions

Nowadays, going with your gut has a whole new meaning — so USC researchers have taken a look at how gut health is connected to overall health. They shared how the human gut contains trillions of microorganisms that do everything from help metabolize food to fight disease.

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Researchers: Never accept a kidney donation from a mouse

Researchers are hard at work building mini-kidneys from human cells — using blueprints mostly drawn from lab mice, which have similar patterns of development. But in a series of recently published studies, USC scientists have determined that there are major differences between human and mouse kidneys, and not just the obvious one.

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Marine at risk for early-onset Alzheimer's raises awareness of genetic mutation

Life changed for Andrés Martín last September. Through genetic testing, he discovered that he'll probably develop Alzheimer's disease within 10 years. At the same time, he found a powerful ally at USC. "As a family, we decided not to be victims," said Martín, a 30-year-old Marine and father of a 1-year-old daughter. "We elected to fight."

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Early-career researchers find success at Innovation Lab

The next generation of scientists have a fresh way to learn data science techniques and technologies, as the Data Science Innovation Lab returns this summer. Led by members of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, junior faculty can meet interdisciplinary collaborators and learn from mentors as they work on research.

Featured Event

SC CTSI Workforce Development Seminar

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Event: "Planning, Negotiating and Advancement for a Successful Academic Career," Judy Garner, PhD

Location: Harkness Auditorium

Info: Karen Kim, (323) 442-8281, karen.kim@med.usc.edu

RSVP: https://redcap.sc-ctsi.org/surveys/?s=YN88RYMWEC

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