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October 19, 2017

Stem cells may hold the key to helping patients with cleft palate

By Katharine Gammon

Every time we drink or breathe, the soft palate is hard at work. It acts like a trap door, allowing air to squeeze through or shutting so liquids can pass by. And when congenital problems arise there, like a cleft in the palate, they can cause problems with speech, swallowing, breathing and hearing. Ostrow Professor and Associate Dean of Research Yang Chai’s work offers a genetic and evolutionary view of cleft palate—and suggests new treatments may help patients in the future.

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October 4, 2017

USC Stem Cell scientist Gage Crump earns an $8 million NIH Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research

By Cristy Lytal

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized USC scientist Gage Crump with an Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research—an eight-year, $8 million grant to support the development of stem cell-based treatments for patients with craniofacial diseases.

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October 3, 2017

Request for Proposals: Eli and Edythe Broad Fellowship Award

A recent gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Society of Fellows at USC. An annual fellowship award of $80,000 that includes one year of salary and research support will be made to an exceptional senior postdoctoral researcher within USC’s stem cell research center. This investment and prestigious recognition for a stellar senior postdoctoral fellow is designed to ensure that they have the resources to complete their postdoctoral fellowship and acquire preliminary data that will facilitate their transition to an independent researcher position.

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