How USC researchers advanced science in 2020 even during a pandemic
Learn more about this years accomplishments in the lab and the field including discoveries about Alzheimers disease, earthquakes and COVID-19.
As one of the countrys leading scientific universities, USC has research in its DNA. That important work doesnt stop, even amid a global pandemic.
Take a look at the lives and findings of some of USCs top scientists and investigators, who saw to it that their vital research continued throughout 2020 despite significant challenges.
? Matthew Dean:
It was very strange. It was almost like something out of a movie.
? Remo Rohs:
I wanted to be a medical doctor, but I became a scientist because research establishes the foundational knowledge that will enable doctors to heal many people.
? Paul Aisen:
Amyloid deserves the attention we have given it. … It predicts progressive cognitive decline to dementia.
? Peter Kuhn:
Doctors can determine what steps to take to care for the [COVID-19] patient, and they may prevent the patients condition from worsening.
? Neeraj Sood:
We havent known the true extent of COVID-19 infections in our community because we have only tested people with symptoms and the availability of tests has been limited.
? Linda Hagen:
People associate aesthetic beauty with nature and natural things, which transfers to perceptions that pretty food is healthy food. But people are often misled by the prettiness of food thats not very good for you.
? Robert Shrum:
For me, the big news here is no news.
? Sylvain Barbot:
Just like rubbing our hands together in cold weather to heat them up, faults heat up when they slide. The fault movements can be caused by large changes in temperature.
? Carol L. Folt:
Computing power is transforming many fields by helping scientists analyze big data sets and find innovative new solutions to the most complex challenges facing society today.