Archive for the Heart Institute Category

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 […]

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 […]

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Leading Alzheimer’s researchers join Byrd Center in August

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 […]

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 […]

Streamlining how we work improves patient experience

Streamlining how patients access their health care providers – from the first encounter to the myriad details for overall operations – could greatly impact patient satisfaction and quality […]

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 […]