Science Market Update

USC Gifted $10M for New Bioscience Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The University of Southern California is expanding yet again, thanks in part to a recent $10 million gift from USC Trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife, Barbara. The gift will help support the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as construction of the new USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.

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Tags: CA, Bioresearch, University of Southern California, Biomedical expansion, Microscopy, California, USC, Medicine, School of Medicine, 2015, new construction, Southwest Region, new Building, New research center

USC Pulmonary Receives $7.5M for New Bioresearch Center

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jun 02, 2015

Scientists and health care professionals involved in pulmonary research at University of Southern California are getting a breath of fresh air, and a new building, thanks to a recent grant from The Hastings Foundation.

It was recently announced that the foundation would give a five-year, $7.5 million gift to USC to develop the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at Keck Medicine of USC.

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Tags: CA, University of Southern California, California, USC, Los Angeles, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, new Building, pulmonary hypertension, New research center

USC Receives $300k for Stem Cell Fellowships

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Young scientists often contribute in spectacular ways to bioresearch. Without adequate funding, however, many important and dedicated junior scientists are limited in how they are able to contribute to scientific understanding.

Paying for lab equipment, salaries, and adequate research resources can all be limiting factors for some scientists, but perhaps not for junior post doctoral fellows working on stem cell research at the University of Southern California.

Thanks to a recent gift from the Hearst Foundations to USC in the amount of $300,000, exceptional junior postdoctoral fellows can continue to pursue stem cell research and work on important projects at USC.

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Tags: CA, University of Southern California, Stem cell research, California, USC, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, Life Science, post doc, Bioreseach

Turning on the Fat-Burning Gene at USC

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 08, 2015

As we usher in the new year, many resolve to burn off the fat they stored up during the holiday season. We talked about how biotechnology can help with this endeavor last year in our article about burning fat like a squirrel. Just in time to ring in 2015, the University of Southern California has released a study about a revolutionary way to control fat storage.

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Tags: CA, University of Southern California, California, USC, 2015

USC Expecting New Biomedical Research Center in 2017

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Dec 24, 2014

In 2017, the University of Southern California will be a little bit larger, thanks to the addition of a new research center. Made possible by a $50 million donation from Gary and Alya Michelson, the USC Michelson Center for Convergence Bioscience will be the largest building on the USC campus (once completed) and will foster collaboration between researchers from different science disciplines. 

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Tags: CA, University of Southern California, Southwest, USC, Los Angeles, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event

USC Bioresearchers Find Tumor Suppressor In Human Retina

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 02, 2014

The increasing amount of genetic research brings with it the danger of the domino effect. That is, changing one gene can have unforeseen effects on other genes and on health in general. One such gene is found in the human retina, and has long puzzled researchers due to the chain reaction it can set off when deactivated. A team of bioresearchers from the University of Southern California and the nearby Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has finally solved the puzzle and unraveled the domino effect behind this gene.

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Tags: University of Southern California, cancer research, California

Regenerating Ribs with Stem Cells at USC

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

In Science Market Update articles alone, we have seen the power of stem cells applied to restoring eye function and to repairing the brain at UW Madison. Not to be outdone, the University of Southern California is adding to the list of stem cell applications with its new study into repairing skeletal structures, in particular the ribs.

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Tags: California, CA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, BioResearch Product Faire Event, USC, 2014

Help SoCal Researchers Meet their Research Goals with your Products

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Are you a laboratory supplier who is looking to expand your presence in the Southern California area and increase your influence at the top California Universities?

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Tags: 2014, CA, University of Southern California, Southwest, USC, Los Angeles, LAVS, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Irvine, UCI, UC Irvine, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event

Powering Circuits With Electric Bacteria at USC

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Last year, we reported on the shocking discovery of bacteria that could create an electric current by trading electrons with each other and their surroundings. The pair of microbiologists at the University of Minnesota who led the research speculated that there was much to learn and understand about these “electric bacteria.” Now research from the University of Southern California proves them right with a breakthrough realization about a special type of electric bacteria that extends electric wires from its body.

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Tags: California, CA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, BioResearch Product Faire Event, USC, 2014

$10.3M in Science Research Funding Awarded to USC by NIH

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Researchers at the University of Southern California recently received $10.3 million in life science funding to help support the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The project leader is Dr. Thomas Buchanan of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and the funding organization within the National Institutes of Health is the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The new science research funding will help researchers and doctors improve medical treatment for patients in urban areas.

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Tags: 2014, CA, University of Southern California, new research funding, Southwest, USC, Los Angeles, BioResearch Product Faire Event, new research grant

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