Fei Sha’s lab will incorporate machine learning and data techniques to improve medical diagnosis technology. (Photo/iStock)

Can AI help cure cancer?

At the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, Fei Sha brings an expertise in AI and his commitment to collaboration to tackle health care’s most troubling issues.

Rafael Hernandez on the billfold
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A body unlocked

The brain injury dystonia once kept Rafael Hernandez from walking or sitting upright. Now he can even play baseball — thanks to science, engineering and a brain implant procedure from a team at USC.

Michelson Hall on the USC University Park Campus
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Opening a door to discovery

USC marks the grand opening of Michelson Hall, where experts in fields from engineering to chemistry will come together to solve some of our biggest health problems.

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Monsters on our minds

Zombies have an appetite for us, but why do we have an appetite for them? USC’s Leo Braudy looks at why we’re obsessed with vampires, ghosts and The Walking Dead.