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March 20, 2017

Broad Fellow Joanna Smeeton fishes around for stem cell-based treatments for arthritis

By Cristy Lytal

USC Stem Cell scientist Joanna Smeeton knows what arthritis can do to people: she’s witnessed the annual exodus out of her native country of Canada during the winter months. As this year’s Broad Fellow, she is exploring stem cell-based approaches to studying and eventually treating this common cause of cold aversion, disability and pain.

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March 8, 2017

World Kidney Day: USC’s Andy McMahon and Ken Hallows discuss kidney health and research

One in 10 people is affected by chronic kidney disease worldwide. On March 9, 2017, World Kidney Day shines a spotlight on the importance of kidneys and ways to reduce the impact of kidney disease. USC’s Andy McMahon and Ken Hallows discuss some of the top issues in kidney health. Read more…

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