A new paper published yesterday in Science analyzes the genetics of the Ebola virus. The study also highlights the unrelenting toll the outbreak has taken on health workers on the front lines: Five of the paper’s co-authors contracted Ebola themselves and died before its publication.
USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States
Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the USC Eye Institute. Kulik received the implant during a four-hour surgery on June 2 at Keck Medicine of USC performed by Lisa Olmos de Koo, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Keck School, with Humayun, the Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences and professor of ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, cell and neurobiology, assisting.
Scientists have located the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV patients in Southern California. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples.
It was probably wise to use a dog :-)
What’s Your Purpose? Did you know studies have shown that people with a sense of purpose or goals in their lives had a 15 percent lower risk of death, compared with those who said they were just winging it?
This almost made me tear up. NdGT 2016 :-)