Archive for the Research Category

USF neuroscientist probes how different states of tau may drive brain cell damage

Research by Laura Blair’s team may lead to targeted treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases Both of USF Health neuroscientist Laura Blair’s grandmothers died from ALS, a […]

Research at USF Health reveals ALS and FTD gene link to pathology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), two rare neurodegenerative diseases also considered as spectrum disorders, affect thousands of Americans every year. ALS, a condition that effects […]

USF College of Nursing receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study link between pregnancy, depression and a parasite

Dr. Maureen Groer heads a group of USF Health researchers in a five-year study examining the relationship between a common parasite and how it affects the brain of […]

Colleagues celebrate Dr. Phil Marty’s 27 years of outstanding service at USF Health

Dozens of colleagues and leaders gathered July 20 to celebrate the outstanding 27-year career of Phillip J. Marty, PhD, a consummate professional dedicated to the advancement of USF […]

Failure to attempt type 2 diabetes prevention results in up to $820 million wasted in health care costs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Unless something is done, 70 percent will eventually be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That’s […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute finds amyloid PET scan leading to better Alzheimer’s disease management

The Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is participating in a nationwide study looking at whether Medicare should cover the costly amyloid PET scan TAMPA, FL (July 24, 2017) — Amyloid […]

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TGH, USF Health to Create New Model for Advanced Organ Disease

Tampa, FL (July 5, 2017) – Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are creating a new model for advanced organ transplantation. Noted transplant physician […]

Personalized medicine: A work in progress

From time to time I am asked about the state of “personalized” medicine, or “precision” medicine. Usually, these terms refer to customizing some aspect of medical care based […]

Dr. Mack Wu studies molecular control of ischemia-reperfusion injury, leaky gut

USF Health researcher Mack Wu, MD, studies what happens when the microvascular endothelial barrier controlling blood-tissue exchange is compromised during ischemia-reperfusion injury, a condition that can lead to […]

Inaugural group inducted in the Robert A. Good Honor Society

The Robert A. Good Honor Society (RGHS) in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural group of members at an induction ceremony held in April. […]