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USF awarded NIH grant to find new treatments for fatal infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoeba [video]

Among the microbes targeted is the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri Tampa, FL (Sept. 3, 2015) — University of South Florida College of Public Health researchers were recently awarded a […]

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USF Health and FARA to host Sept. 17 scientific symposium

Pharma, biotech leaders will discuss several new clinical studies testing drugs and gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia Tampa, FL (Aug. 31, 2015) — The University of South Florida (USF) […]

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Dr. Cesario Borlongan pioneers stem cell therapy research for stroke [multimedia]

Distinguished USF Health Professor Cesario Borlongan, PhD, is internationally recognized for translational research on the neuroprotective and neurorestorative effects of stem cell therapies in stroke. Over the last […]

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Rare diseases research can also serve the “greater good”

In this issue’s letter, I want to discuss the value of studying, and aiming to cure, rare diseases.  This is prompted by a recent New England Journal of […]

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USF and cancer advocacy organization FORCE awarded $1.45M to advance clinical research network

PCORnet will focus on questions and outcomes that matters most to patients and their caregivers to help shape the future of hereditary cancer research Tampa, FL (Aug. 12, […]

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Dr. Yu Chen receives USF Excellence in Innovation Award

Yu Chen, PhD, an associate professor in the Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Medicine, was among five USF faculty members who recently received the university’s Excellence […]

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Dr. Birk and Dr. Borlongan named Distinguished USF Health Professors

Two Morsani College of Medicine faculty members whose work bridges the basic and clinical sciences — David Birk, PhD, and Cesario Borlongan, PhD  — were recently designated as […]

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Researchers focus on translating science into better health for mothers and babies [Multimedia]

From molecular discoveries to health policy applications, Drs. Maureen Groer and William Sappenfield have built impressive careers working to improve perinatal care. Many parents may never understand how […]

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Innovation after 5 PM: My take on “Night Science”

Some of you may have heard my discussion of “Night Science” in a lecture or seminar that I have given at USF MCOM, and for some levity I […]

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USF College of Nursing receives $2.8M NIH grant to study cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Cecile Lengacher will study whether mindfulness-based stress reduction reduces chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment Tampa, FL (July 14, 2015) –The National Cancer Institute (NCI) […]