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USC receives $21.7 million grant for epilepsy research


The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging received a $21.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study epilepsy. The money will fund a team of researchers working on a project titled the Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy, which aims to discover a cure for […]

USC Keck study compares colorblindness in pre-school boys


A new study conducted by the USC Keck School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology deduced that Caucasian pre-school boys are more likely to suffer from color blindness when compared with African American boys of the same age. The study, which sampled 4,005 children, ages 3-6 in Los […]

Black licorice — trick, not treat


Though many parents might advise their children to not eat too much candy, the Food and Drug Administration this year warns candy-loving grown-ups to lay off black licorice. In a statement the FDA preaches moderation of the treat in adults over the age of 40 because eating more than two ounces of black licorice per day […]