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USF Health and FARA to host patient-focused scientific symposium Sept. 15 [Video]

International experts from academia and industry will gather to discuss advances in Friedreich’s ataxia from the laboratory to the clinic. Tampa, FL (Sept. 12, 2016) — The University of […]

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Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and […]

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USF College of Nursing to train health care professionals on chronic pain diagnosis and treatment

Tampa, FL (Aug. 1, 2016) – Pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Abuse of pain prescription opioids is also at an all-time high. […]

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Placental syndromes increase women’s short-term risk for cardiovascular diseases

University of South Florida study indicates these syndromes, when combined with poor pregnancy outcomes, can confer additional cardiovascular disease risk sooner Tampa, FL (July 22, 2016) — The […]

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USF Public Health awarded Army contract to train military clinicians in treatment of PTSD

Tampa, FLA (July 6, 2016) – The University of South Florida College of Public Health has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and […]

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USF researchers find stroke damages blood-spinal cord barrier

Stroke’s long-term effects on blood-spinal cord barrier can lead to ‘an increasingly toxic environment’ in spinal cord and ‘significant input on disease pathology’ Tampa, Fla. (June 14, 2016) […]

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USF one of 17 select centers in American Lung Association’s expanded network studying patients with airways diseases

Tampa, FL (June 8, 2016) — The American Lung Association’s Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) network has expanded the national reach of its clinical trials to enhance the […]

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Meditation-based therapy reduces anxiety, fear and fatigue among breast cancer survivors, USF Nursing study reports

Tampa, FL (June 6, 2016) – A meditation-based stress reduction intervention significantly improved psychological and physical symptoms among breast cancer survivors, a University of South Florida College of […]

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Older African Americans incur more medical debt than older whites

Tampa, FL (April 15, 2016) — Older African American adults incur substantially more medical debt compared to older whites, reports a new study by researchers from the University […]

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Mosquito species may be key to transmitting EEE virus in southeast U.S.

USF-led study of Culex erraticus probes ecology of Eastern equine encephalitis virus, one of the most deadly mosquito-borne viruses, which can affect horses and, in rare cases, humans. […]