Research

Announcing the new MADRES Center Pilot Projects Program

The NIH-funded Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors Center of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (MADRES, madres.usc.edu), based at the Department of Preventive Medicine, is pleased to announce its Pilot Projects Program, supporting one-year research projects that aim to address scientific gaps in our understanding of

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Nearly half of teens who vape say they want to quit

A new USC study finds an urgent need for vaping cessation programs similar to those aimed at kids who smoke cigarettes. Behind the headlines about skyrocketing rates of vaping among teens is another troubling story: young vapers who want to quit but can’t. A national survey of 14,798 young people,

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Do cannabis stores target minorities in California?

California neighborhoods where cannabis retailers are located tend to have higher proportions of Hispanic and Black residents, and lower proportions of whites, while also being poorer than those areas without such retailers. That’s according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the KSOM Department of Preventive Medicine and USC

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A new test may better predict ovarian cancer survival

The tool, developed by USC researchers, could help identify patients with the most to gain from a clinical trial as well as guide therapeutic targets. Scientists may have found a better way to estimate survival for women with aggressive ovarian cancer, according to a new study by USC researchers and

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Two new studies explore how pollution affects the brain

USC researchers are investigating the impact of fine particle pollution on child brain growth and in older women who aren’t eating enough fish. A pair of recently published USC studies add to our growing understanding of how fine particle pollution — the tiny, inhalable pollutants from cars and power plants

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