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March 12, 2020

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Important updates from Keck Medicine and USC leadership regarding COVID-19

The university and Keck Medicine of USC continue to issue updates regarding the developing COVID-19 situation. For the latest developments, remember to check the following sites regularly: USC's central information hub, Keck Medicine's patient- and visitor-facing page and the internal site for faculty and staff (which requires login).

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New clinical trial examines a potential noninvasive solution for overactive bladder

Urologists are launching a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation in patients with an overactive bladder due to neurological conditions and idiopathic (unknown) causes. Existing treatments for the condition can cause adverse side-effects or require invasive, highly specialized procedures.

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Wearables and analytics are changing the game for athletes and their care providers

In the field of sports science, computerized measurement is revolutionizing the way people train, heal and compete. The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is playing a significant role in this, even launching a Master of Science in biokinesiology program to help advance the field.

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Early screening: a patient's first line of defense against colon cancer

While colon cancer is serious, an early diagnosis can go a long way in developing an effective treatment plan. Learn more about the symptoms, the types of screenings available, and what happens immediately after a diagnosis.

Featured Event

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: Noon

Event: "American gut – what we can learn about successful citizen science from microbiome research," Rob Knight, PhD, UCSD

Location: Remote webinar

Info: Namquyen Le, communications@sc-ctsi.org, http://bit.ly/2Ub3DFF

Find more campus events at hscnews.usc.edu/calendar-of-events/.

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