Breakthroughs in Research

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A Breath of Change

The multidisciplinary lung cancer program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is helping to transform a once-dire prognosis with attitude and evidence.
Not long ago, lung cancer

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Exercise Could Be Key to Continued Health For Breast Cancer Survivors

When Carla Sanchez started working out as part of a study on exercise’s impact on women who survived breast cancer, she was surprised at how vigorous it

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A Simple Treatment May Minimize Hearing Loss Triggered by Loud Noises

It’s well known that exposure to extremely loud noises — whether it’s an explosion, a firecracker or even a concert — can lead to permanent

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An Injection Instead of Surgery? How Arthritis Treatment Could Change

Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC discover a molecule that enhances cartilage regeneration and decreases inflammation.
Will there come a time when a

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Is There a Better Way to Treat Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that is a new alternative to surgery — but is it right for you?
Uterine fibroids are extremely

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A Vaccine To Stop Alzheimer’s?

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with

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Grant Funds Development of a “Bionic Suit” to Help People With Paraplegia Walk

People with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury may eventually get a chance to suit up, walk out the door and feel the ground beneath

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An Innovative Whole-Breast Ultrasound Technology Could Be Life-Saving

When it comes to breast cancer, early detection with the help of regular exams and screening mammography can greatly affect survival. But for women with

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What Are the Signs of Leukemia?

Leukemia is a blood disease that hinders the body’s ability to fight off disease. Keep an eye out for these telltale early warning signs.
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