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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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How Bioluminescent Deep Sea Creatures Are Helping Us in the Fight Against Cancer

A new tool in the fight against cancer comes from the bottom of the ocean.
A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of

  • Luanda Grazette, Raymond Hall, Vaughn Starnes and Mark Barr stand side by side

Heart Transplant Gives Patient Years of Joy

Raymond Hall was told he had three months to live. That was more than 17 years ago.
Hall is a Vietnam-era Marine veteran. After he developed

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‘Black box’ recorder puts surgeons’ robotic surgery skills under the microscope

A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that data from a novel recorder can be used to objectively measure surgeons’ proficiency in robotic-assisted

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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

  • A man with paraplegia pushes his wheelchair on a city street

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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Hand Transplant Transforms Both Patient and Doctor

Two years ago, Dr. Alidad Ghiassi, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, got an unexpected call

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Keck Medicine of USC Named Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report

Annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings place Keck Medical Center of USC in top 10 in California, with five top 50 specialty