New weapon in Alzheimer’s fight
Alzheimer’s disease has a new enemy: The USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, part of Keck Medicine of USC. The San Diego unit will be led by scientist Paul Aisen.
Every time you put on bug spray this summer, you’re launching a strike in the ongoing war between humans and mosquitoes — one that USC researchers have found is rapidly driving the evolution of the thirsty bloodsuckers.
A year out of USC, Blake Pickens and Stephen Love Jr. are in the trenches of the film world, both indie and studio. The colleagues discuss their part in making the upcoming film The Land, about four Cleveland boys who use skateboarding to escape the streets.
Brian E. Henderson, who led the Keck School of Medicine of USC as dean between 2004 and 2007 and steered some of the school’s most prominent research centers, died Saturday at the age of 77 after a valiant 13-month battle against lung cancer.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, trustees and others, USC’s ambitious $6 billion fundraising effort has enabled the school and its scholars to grow in unexpected ways, benefitting science, technology, economics, the arts and our community.