Archive for the School of Biomedical Sciences Category

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]