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Assistant professor of pharmacy Alessandra Porcu explores blue light's effects on the brain
Assistant professor of pharmacy Alessandra Porcu has brought her research interests — and a $1 million, five-year NIH grant — to USC’s Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, where she is studying the effects of environmental light on circadian rhythm and mental health.
Pharmacy team looks at ways to improve usage of immunization databases
College of Pharmacy assistant professor Tessa Hastings and her research team are working to pinpoint the factors that prevent pharmacists from recording and recommending vaccines.
Pharmacy researcher driven to find weapons in the fight against cancer
College of Pharmacy professor Eugenia Broude had personal inspiration to pursue a career in science, and a newly awarded $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow Broude and her co-investigators to continue their work in a groundbreaking area of breast cancer research.
Many drugs have mirror image chemical structures - while one may be helpful, the other may be harmful
Many drugs have the same atoms and bonds but are arranged differently in space. These drugs are called chiral compounds — meaning they exist as two mirror images. Sajish Mathew writes for The Conversation on how these compounds are arranged in space can drastically change the effects they have in the body.