Archive for the School of Biomedical Sciences Category

Clinic integrates care and genetic research for patients with neuromuscular disorders

USF Health has established a Neurocardiogenetics Clinic focused on improving the quality of life for patients with hereditary neuromuscular disorders who are at risk for or already experiencing […]

Leading expert on role of immune cells in atherosclerosis featured at Heart Institute scientific colloquium

A leading expert on the role of monocytes and macrophages (types of immune cells) in atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory conditions delivered the keynote address Nov. 7 at […]

Symposium updates Friedreich’s ataxia community on advances against FA

The USF Health Ataxia Research Center was one of 11 sites in the Phase 2 clinical trial of omaveloxolone, which may prove key to the drug becoming the […]

Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer

A Washington University-USF Health preclinical study finds that the novel nanoparticle delivers gene-level treatment to suppress KRAS-driven cancer without adverse effects Despite advances in cancer survival, more than […]

Emerging scientists gear up for USF Health Research Day 2020

USF Health is gearing up for the largest interdisciplinary research event at the University of South Florida.  USF Health Research Day 2020, to be held Friday, Feb. 21, […]

Drugs for better long-term treatment of poorly controlled asthma discovered

A USF Health preclinical study shows that targeting a promising bitter taste receptor with structurally distinct drugs can help prevent reduced therapeutic effectiveness over time TAMPA, Fla. — […]

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Neuroscientist targets B-arrestins with the aim of arresting Alzheimer’s disease

The protein’s role in tau pathology is not well studied, but Alexa Woo seizes the opportunity to be first in discovering something new USF Health Alzheimer’s disease researcher […]

Hua Pan’s presentation wins a top prize at European Society of Cardiology Congress

USF Health’s Hua Pan, PhD, MBA, won first place for her moderated poster presentation titled “Anti-thrombin nanoparticles limit ischemia-reperfusion injury and no-reflow in myocardial infarction” on Sept. 2 […]

Study finds cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves

Targeting VE- cadherin signaling pathways holds promise for treating lymphedema’s debilitative swelling, USF-led preclinical research suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) — Lymphedema, resulting from a damaged lymphatic […]

MCOM researchers part of study using new mouse model linking transfusions to dangerous digestive disease in infants

USF Health Heart Institute scientists developed nanoparticles deployed to suppress inflammation in the bowels of anemic infant mice, preventing transfusion-associated intestinal injury Physicians have long suspected that red […]