$50 million gift for brain research
The gift will name and fund the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and speed its already dramatic progress toward deciphering the brain’s secrets.
The former U.S. Representative and her astronaut husband tell a Town & Gown crowd how their deep-rooted values and commitment to each other helped them through “the biggest challenge we would ever face” — her shooting by a would-be assassin.
Pain and joy. Fact and fiction. All of them lodge in the brain as our memories form. But no one has been able to see how it happens, as it happens — yet. USC researchers aim to be the first to break the barrier.
Gavin Garrison ’12 produces documentaries highlighting eco-disasters around the globe. Now as a producer for Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, he's sharing his experiences of filming in Antarctica, where activists try to protect whales from poachers.
A newly found hormone might be a dieter's dream and a boon to health. It not only could head off obesity, but also reverse the process leading to Type 2 diabetes. USC Davis School of Gerontology scientists made the discovery.