A sugar hit to help destroy cancer cells

Like any cells in the body, cancer cells need sugar—namely glucose—to fuel cell proliferation and growth. Cancer cells in particular metabolize glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. However researchers from USC Viterbi’s Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science have unlocked a weakness in a…

Best ways to help kids through the pandemic

They’re not at school. They miss their friends. And Mom and Dad look worried. Lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic can take a toll on everyone, especially kids. Most children are aware of what’s going on at some level, said Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis…

Mindfulness app may help address physician anxiety, burnout

As novel coronavirus cases continue to increase across the nation, health professionals on the front lines face frightening realities, rising anxiety and the very real potential for burnout. “Health care providers are under tremendous pressure right now,” said Dr. Jud Brewer, director of research and innovation at the Mindfulness Center…

Can you help fix Samsung the kitten's broken heart?

Can you help heal Samsung the kitten’s broken heart? The RSPCA is raising funds for life-saving surgery for Samsung, a 17-week-old kitten with a serious heart condition. A routine vet check found that Samsung has a high-grade heart murmur, which turned out to be Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a heart…

Can you help fix Samsung the kitten's broken heart?

Can you help heal Samsung the kitten’s broken heart? The RSPCA is raising funds for life-saving surgery for Samsung, a 17-week-old kitten with a serious heart condition. A routine vet check found that Samsung has a high-grade heart murmur, which turned out to be Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a heart…