The future of bioscience rises
Thanks to a $50 million gift from Gary Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson, USC broke ground on a revolutionary center where scientists and engineers will join forces.
Teens are at greater health risks from consuming sugary drinks — at least among rats. The USC study found that adolescent rodents guzzling liquids comparable to sugary sodas and juices had memory troubles and brain inflammation, and became pre-diabetic.
Imagine being able to take a pill that lets you eat all the ice cream, cookies and cake you want, without gaining weight. Research from USC suggests it might be possible. Studies were done in the worm C. elegans, but the same potentially obesity-suppressing genetic pathway is present in humans.
He's the chairman and CEO of East West Bank, and now Dominic Ng is the newest member of the USC Board of Trustees. Learn more about the business leader and philanthropist.
Andrew and Erna Viterbi gave from their hearts in 2004, sharing $52 million to name the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Ten years later, USC celebrates the Viterbis' influential gift — and how they took their commitment to students and research at USC even further.