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Combined risk factors can help predict islet autoimmunity, type 1 diabetes

A TEDDY progress report, led by USF’s Jeffrey Krischer, shows for first time that combining genetic and environmental factors substantially increases prediction TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2019) — […]

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USF Health Neurology and VuEssence collaborate on stroke early-detection test

The diagnostic blood test being developed is intended to speed treatment critical to improving  ischemic stroke outcomes Lauren Barnathan, who routinely works with stroke patients as a speech pathologist […]

USF Health and Moffitt explore options for joint microbiome research

USF’s Microbiome Research initiative continues to gain momentum as USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Center faculty met recently to begin exploring how both institutions might best use their […]

USF Health to implement electronic billing system

USF Health converted to the Epic electronic health records (EHR) system in August 2015, springing the organization into a new era of efficiency, patient care and safety, and […]

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David Kang probes brain changes in aging that tip the balance toward dementia

His team searches beyond the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease proteins for alternative treatments In his laboratory at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center, neuroscientist David Kang, PhD, focuses on […]

Tampa General Hospital leases space in new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine building in downtown Tampa, offering stronger ties to help advance academics, patient care and research

TAMPA, Fla. (Jun 18, 2019) — Tampa General Hospital is leasing up to 25,000 square feet of space in the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and […]

Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive lung-heart reflexes in hypertension model

The USF Health study, using a rat model for high blood pressure, helps explain the different nerve-induced physiological response to air pollution in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease […]

Next steps to accelerate our Alzheimer’s disease research, neuroscience efforts

You may have noticed the flurry of activity on the research floors of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center over the last few months. We have successfully recruited to the […]

USF Health and IT showcase Tech-IT Out lab

One of the many challenges medical students face is managing opportunities for collaboration among students and with professors.  As the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and […]

Researchers discover potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

An antagonist that blocks a specific interaction between the protein apoE and amyloid precursor protein appears promising in a preclinical study led by USF Health TAMPA, Fla. (June […]

Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior

A USF Health preclinical study adds to mounting evidence about the interplay between genetics and environment in mental health TAMPA, Fla. (June 10, 2019) – Researchers continue to […]

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Leading Alzheimer’s researchers to join USF Health Neuroscience Institute

The latest neuroscientist recruits will help USF Health accelerate new discoveries in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders  Internationally recognized Alzheimer’s disease researcher Gopal Thinakaran, PhD, has been […]

New Chief of Surgical Oncology, specializing in liver and pancreatic cancer care, joins USF Health

For all his accomplishments, Andreas Karachristos, MD, prides himself on being available to his patients via his cell phone number 24-7. This open and accessible approach helps patients […]

New global university patent rankings again places USF in world’s top institutions

USF ranks in the Top 10 of American public universities, Top 20 of universities worldwide, in securing new U.S. utility patents For the seventh consecutive year, the University […]

USF Health convenes first Microbiome Joint Workshop with University of Florida

The University of South Florida and the University of Florida convened a Microbiome Joint Workshop at USF Health on May 28, with research presentations by basic scientists and […]

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Byrd Alzheimer’s Center: Basic research objectives and faculty recruitment strategy

June 3, 2019 Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also now used in conjunction with certain related dementias (known as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or ADRDs), affects more than 47 […]