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Ostrow in the News – Spring 2015

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

One step closer to natural tooth restorations

Rodent teeth could hold answers for regenerating live human teeth in a lab, revolutionizing the way dental restorations are handled in the future.

Also appeared in: Futurity.org

Brace yourself for a better way to straighten teeth

Anyone who’s had traditional braces has no doubt wished for a more comfortable, convenient and aesthetically pleasing alternative.

Research Day preps students for life beyond their degrees

The annual competition is USC’s largest event dedicated to scientific inquiry and discovery.

Discovery could lead to biological treatment for common birth defect

USC researchers have discovered which stem cells are responsible for the growth of craniofacial bones in mice — a finding that could have a profound impact on the understanding and treatment of a birth defect that can lead to an array of physical and intellectual disabilities in humans.

Also appeared in: Scienceblog.com, Healthcanal.com, Medicalexpress.com, phys.org

Trio to represent USC at Dentistry Scholarship Dinner

Nearly 70 honorees will turn out for the 2015 Friends of Dentistry Scholarship Dinner, where Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC students meet their benefactors and celebrate more than $1 million awarded in scholarships this year.

Ostrow faculty and students stand up for veterans

Nearly 200 service members receive much-needed dental treatment at local Stand Down event.

Also appeared in: American Association of Endodontists (AAE Newsletter)

USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

USC division hosts Jacquelin Perry Research Day

Research took center stage on the Health Sciences Campus as the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy — alongside the USC Institute of Integrative Health — held its third annual Jacquelin Perry Research Day.

Fit Families feeds a need for healthier eating

USC’s free wellness program educates residents about diet and exercise in areas at high risk of chronic diseases.

Also appeared in: HSC News

Technology fuels fight against cocaine use in Mexico City

Researchers project words and images onto buildings in areas frequented by hard-core drug users.

USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Ten years of occupational therapy in Africa

More than 200 USC students have taken advantage of an ‘amazing journey’ that led to Ghana.

Video game developed at USC lets patients play their way through rehab

Mystic Isle tracks the coordinates of players’ movements, giving therapists valuable data on progress and future sessions

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