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Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange

  A library is traditionally thought of as a place kept under strict orders of silence and is filled with wall-to-wall books that have a nostalgic, musty smell. […]

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 […]

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 […]

USF Health research institutes rank in State University System’s Top 10

  Two USF Health Morsani College of Medicine research-focused institutes rank among the Top 10 Institutes and Centers within Florida’s State University System (SUS).  The ranking was derived […]

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 […]

Inhibiting enzyme GSK3ß reduces abnormal cardiac parasympathetic function in type 1 diabetic mice

The new study, with collaboration from USF Health, establishes potential targets for treating diabetic damage to nerves regulating heart rate Cardiac autonomic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, […]

Nano-delivered therapy inhibits spread of ovarian, uterine cancer cells

The peptide-siRNA nanoparticle technology applied in the preclinical study was developed by USF Health Heart Institute researchers Advanced ovarian and uterine cancers are deadly diseases. Ovarian cancers, in […]

USF Health cell biologist studies role of capillaries in tissue health and disease

The laboratory of  Dr. George Davis grows three-dimensional “blood vessel networks in a dish” under defined, serum-free conditions Capillaries are our smallest, yet most abundant, blood vessels. With […]

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 […]