Keck School of Medicine of USC Hosts World Kidney Day Health Fair

Bravo to the USC School of Pharmacy, members of KDSAP (Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program), the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Keck School of Medicine, and all involved in the 2nd Annual World Kidney Day Health Fair, which took place on…

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USC Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Target Kidneys

In an exciting cross-collaboration, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine have created tiny nanoparticles, known as micelles, to target diseased kidney cells. Made with an ingenious kidney-targeting peptide, these biocompatible and biodegradable micelles can pass into the kidney and remain there, with…

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Kidney Research Center Welcomes Eugene Lin

This month the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center (KRC) welcomed Eugene Lin, M.D., M.S., to the team. Dr. Lin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with a joint appointment at the KRC and the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and the Saul Price School of Public Policy and the USC…

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Diet Rich in Potassium Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Alicia McDonough, Ph.D.

Research from Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Alicia McDonough, Ph.D., could lead to a simple and tasty way to lower blood pressure. “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure, but evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension,”…

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