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April 7, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A sleek, sunlit building reads, Keck Medicine of USC: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Keck Medicine opens state-of-the-art oncology clinic and infusion center in Newport Beach

Keck Medicine of USC has expanded access to oncology services in Orange County with the opening of a new location in Newport Beach specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers and blood disorders. Treatments will include the most advanced tools and methods available in a setting designed for patient comfort.

A middle-aged woman tends to a bright-eyed baby on a play mat

USC's new Motor Development Lab investigates motor control and coordination of infants and children

In order to investigate the impact of physical therapy on motor and cognitive development on infants and children with and without disabilities, Stacey Dusing, PhD, PT, and Kari Kretch, DPT, have just launched the USC Motor Development Lab, part of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

A young man with a prosthetic leg smiles in the sunshine

Young man with prosthetic leg finds new hope through innovative surgery

After having his leg amputated, Robert Johnson received a prosthetic leg that connected to his residual limb with a traditional socket. However, the socket caused pain, slippage, and a lack of stable support, as they often do. Finally, at Keck Medicine, he learned of a new procedure called osseointegration, which would give him a new lease on life.

An illustration depicts green and purple brain cells and neurons

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

A study led by scientists from USC Stem Cell and the USC Neurorestoration Center presents evidence that adults can generate new brain cells, partially replenishing those commonly lost in adulthood. However, this process is dramatically altered in patients with long-term epilepsy. And this finding may revolutionize drug treatments for epilepsy patients.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 13

Topic: Grand Rounds: Pandemics – How We Prepare for What's Next

Special guest: Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, Med, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Location: Aresty Auditorium and livestream

Registration: Registration is required and can be completed here.

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