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SC CTSI-Supported Pilot Suggests Promise of Testosterone Supplementation to Enhance Recovery from Knee Surgery

Surgical repair of the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may lead to long term loss of strength and other impacts. The study opened a new avenue of investigation into the potential of the muscle-building hormone to help ACL patients get back in the game.

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Smartphone App Developed by USC Health Communication Researchers Boosts Healthy Eating in Families

Inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruits is one of America's core health challenges, and is particularly acute among low-income families who have traditionally lacked access to these fresh foods. Although billions of dollars worth of groceries are distributed free through community food pantries, household cooks often lack the kitchen skills and recipes needed to transform fresh produce into meals their kids and families will like.

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SC CTSI-Supported Study Shows How Exercise Can Boost the Health of Breast Cancer Survivors

Lead researcher explains that most women treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer often gain weight.

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USC Neurosurgeon Pioneers New Method to Deliver Brain-Protective Medicines During Stroke Procedures

In a study funded by the American Heart Association, researcher William Mack, MD, showed that catheters used to remove blood clots can also be used to send neuroprotective agents directly to affected brain areas.

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USC Neuroimaging Scientist Awarded NIH Research/Training Grant to Develop Novel Early Marker for AD

The grant enables Lirong Yan, Ph.D., to further develop her noninvasive MRI-based method of assessing the brain's vascular health and supports her advanced training as a clinical investigator.

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SC CTSI Scholar Uncovers Insights into Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Analysis of data from U.S. trauma centers indicates that children are at greater risk of mortality in the first hours after serious injury, suggesting a new focus for training of emergency department personnel.

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SC CTSI-Supported Research Finds Kids with Tracheostomies Have High Rate of Hospital Readmission

The team led by Christopher Russell, MD, hopes to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory infections in pediatric patients with tracheostomy.

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Enhancing Clinical Translational Research through Training in Digital Practices and Approaches

SC CTSI team members presented the Digital Scholar Program, its latest progress and available resources at the national CTSA Workforce Development Domain Taskforce meeting.

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