Archive for the School of Biomedical Sciences Category

Cofilin may be early culprit in tauopathy process leading to brain cell death

USF Health study links Aβ-activated enzyme cofilin with the toxic tau tangles in major neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease TAMPA, Fla. — The two primary hallmarks of Alzheimer’s […]

USF receives new NIH grant to help eliminate malaria in Southeast Asia

Tampa, FL (April  ­24, 2019) – The University of South Florida has been awarded approximately $700,000 in initial funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]

Nanoparticle therapy blocks tumor angiogenesis without cardiac side effects

Preclinical cancer study has implications for inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque growth The formation of new blood vessels, known as angiogenesis, is essential for embryonic tissue development, wound healing and […]

“Bronchi on a chip” could lead to better therapies for difficult-to-treat asthma

A collaborative team, including USF Health’s Dr. Stephen Liggett, uses the new airway model to analyze the mechanisms of bronchial spasms A subset of patients with asthma – […]

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USF Health scientist part of urgent global effort to rid Southeast Asia of malaria

What Dr. Liwang Cui’s team learns in the laboratory and the field can help curb the spread of this increasingly multidrug-resistant, mosquito-borne disease While some of the largest […]

USF Health Heart Institute director named to AIMBE College of Fellows

March 25, 2019 — USF Health Heart Institute Director Samuel Wickline, MD, a pioneer in nanotechnology targeting heart disease and other disorders, has been inducted into the American […]

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Feel the Buzz: USF Health Research Day showcases best scientific work

The noise level in the Marshall Student Center escalated to a palpable buzz as USF Health Research Day 2019 progressed.  Students, trainees, faculty, staff and visitors milled about […]

Research Day 2019 set for Feb. 22

Students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral students across USF Health, as well as health-related collaborators from other USF colleges, will come together Friday, Feb. 22, for USF Health Research […]

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Newest graduates ready to shape the future of health

More than 500 of the 5,000 degrees to be conferred during the University of South Florida System’s fall commencement ceremonies, Dec. 7-9, will be awarded to USF Health […]

Increase your likelihood of success when applying for grants

In this column I want to explore applying for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. First, I am happy to report that NIH funding for departments within […]