Archive for the Research Category
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USF Health Panama provides the hub for a world of collaborative projects

Several USF Health faculty were among leading international researchers contributing to the scientific conversation at the third Vaccinology in the Tropics Conference, hosted by USF Health in Panama […]

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Emma Heart studies the role of energy metabolism in Type 2 diabetes [multimedia]

Despite advances in drug therapies for diabetes, maintaining optimal blood sugar (glucose) levels has remained a challenge for health care practitioners and patients. USF Health’s Emma Heart, PhD, […]

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Fourth-year USF medical student patents urethral catheter to reduce recurrent catheterizations, infection risk

In watching his father struggle with kidney stones, William Pearce was inspired to work closely with urologists, which sparked his idea for a new device that greatly reduces […]

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Deep dive: USF research combats oxygen toxicity in Navy divers

USF Health’s Dominic D’Agostino conducts the Office of Naval Research-sponsored study using specialized hyperbaric chambers simulating underwater conditions For the first time, ketone esters — oral supplements useful […]

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USF tops list of Florida public universities in medical R&D spending

The University of South Florida continues to rise in the national rankings for research, now ranked 25th among all public research universities nationwide in total research spending, according […]

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Leading Toxoplasma expert Michael White looks for ways to shut down the malaria-related parasites [multimedia]

The neglected parasitic infection that USF Health microbiologist Michael White, PhD, has spent the last 20 years studying causes few, if any, symptoms in healthy people.  But the […]

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PTSD therapy studied at USF College of Nursing receives official recognition by federal registry

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) classified as an effective therapy for PTSD and depression from SAMHSA program Tampa, FL (Nov. 24 2015) – Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a brief […]

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USF public health professor comments on study comparing race and preterm birth rates in Canada and U.S.

The substantially higher risk of preterm birth rates for infants born to black women in Canada is similar to the racial disparity observed among infants born to black […]

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USF global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2015) — A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to […]

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Early probiotic use may decrease risk of islet autoimmunity in children at risk for type 1 diabetes

The University of South Florida played a coordinating role in the international TEDDY study Tampa, FL (Nov. 9, 2015) — Probiotic exposure during the first 27 days of […]