Using “Mini Lungs” to Understand COVID-19

USC scientists are testing experimental COVID-19 treatments on human “mini-lungs” and lung models, grown in the laboratory using stem cells.

COVID-19 Has Hit Women Hard, Especially Working Mothers

According to USC’s ongoing coronavirus survey, job losses, additional child care duties and mental distress have disproportionately affected women during the pandemic.

Using AI to Better Diagnose Renal Cancer and COVID-19

USC researchers are using AI to fuel more confident diagnosis of renal tumors, as well as more customized treatment for patients infected with COVID-19.

Why African-Americans are at Higher Risk for COVID-19

New social genomics research demonstrates how racism and discrimination can shift the body’s biological resources to a state that increases risk for disease.

COVID-19’S Impact on the “Gig” Economy

A leading expert on the “gig economy,” USC Marshall Professor Davide Proserpio shares his insights about the pandemic’s lasting impact on Uber, Airbnb and other businesses.

Beating a Pandemic to the Punch

USC researchers are using an epidemiological model to better forecast where COVID-19 is spreading the fastest, where it may occur next and who might be most at risk.

New Collaboration Aims to Predict New COVID-19 Strains

Researchers from USC and other universities are examining how the COVID-19 genes mutate, which could help create more effective vaccines for the coronavirus.

USC Librarians On Call During COVID-19

Staff scan centuries-old gilded pages and send them to eager faculty and students from behind closed doors at USC Libraries.

Wastewater Surveillance Could Promote Early COVID-19 Detection

USC researchers have received a NSF RAPID grant to track coronavirus spread through wastewater samples.

The Faster the Response, The More Lives Saved

USC researchers assessed the policies and death rates of 60 countries during the first 100 days of the pandemic.