Improving community health
Seven USC graduate students named as Albert Schweitzer Fellows in Los Angeles for 2013-14 will spend a year addressing health in underserved communities.
USC researchers created a way to light up synapses in a living neuron so they can see how synapses change as memories are formed. Combining technology from biology and engineering, the investigators aim to better understand how the brain writes its lifelong diary of knowledge and experiences.
How can surveillance cameras stop violence like the Boston Marathon bombing if we don't have the capacity to detect suspicious activity in time? That's where high-powered computing comes in. USC Viterbi faculty and students developed "iWatch" to process massive amounts of video footage.
USC's Bryshon Nellum was named national men’s track athlete of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn. Nellum won the national collegiate 400-meter championship and finished third in the 200 meters last weekend. Read about Nellum's fabulous finish to his USC running career.