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February 8, 2018

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Chinese hospital earns award after collaboration with Keck Medicine

A hospital in China has received national recognition for its trauma and critical care, after joining physicians from Keck Medicine of USC to set up an American-style trauma center based on Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

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Pioneering clinical trial targets rare cardiac defect in infants

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is participating in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare congenital heart defect that leaves them with half a heart.

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USC researchers shed light on dementia

Two studies by USC researchers published in Nature Medicine this week aim to expand scientists' understanding of dementia, with one study finding that the source of Alzheimer's disease and dementia starts much earlier than previously understood, while the other examines the role a gene mutation plays in neurodegenerative diseases.

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Foundation offers building blocks for major funding

Pinghui Feng wanted to study a new way to strengthen the body's immunity to viruses, but no federal agency wanted to take a risk on his relatively unproven idea. A grant from the L.K. Whittier Foundation helped kick-start Feng's research, resulting in a string of NIH grants that boosted his current funding to more than $16 million.

Featured Event

USC Women in Management (WIM) Workshop

Date: Friday, Feb. 9

Time: Noon

Event: "Workshop on Salary Negotiation," Sabrina K. Pasztor, PhD, MILR

Location: Norris Library West Conference Room

Info and RSVP: Carolyn Takara, (323) 442-8065, ctakara@usc.edu, http://www.uscwim.org/calendar.asp

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