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April 15, 2015

Lieberman takes office as 25th president of national association

Jay R. Lieberman is the new president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Jay R. Lieberman is the new president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

By Alison Trinidad

Jay R. Lieberman, a principal investigator with USC Stem Cell, is the new president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

He is professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Institute of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and an internationally renowned total joint replacement surgeon who has a special interest in the treatment of osteonecrosis (bone death) of the hip and knee.

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April 9, 2015

USC researcher plucks hair to grow hair

Quorum sensing in hair population regeneration (Image courtesy of Cheng-Ming Chuong)

Quorum sensing in hair population regeneration (Image courtesy of Cheng-Ming Chuong)

By Cristy Lytal

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow in a mouse. These results are published in the April 9 edition of the journal Cell.

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