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New vaccine targeting toxic amyloid-β could help halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, preclinical study finds

University of South Florida Health neuroscientist suggests the therapeutic immunomodulatory vaccine may be safer for those with age-associated decline in immunity TAMPA, Fla (Oct. 20, 2020) — Our […]

Enzyme SSH1 impairs the disposal of accumulating cellular “garbage,” leading to brain cell death

University of South Florida Health neuroscientists discover a defect early in autophagy that may help develop SSH1 inhibitors to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases TAMPA, Fla (Oct. […]

USF Health was among top U.S. medical centers to test new ALS treatment shown to significantly benefit patients

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine reported results of the pivotal CENTAUR clinical trial; the USF Health ALS Clinic was one of only two sites in Florida […]

The Greatest Generation

By Charles J. Lockwood, MD Senior Vice President for USF Health Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine As we mark the 75th anniversary of the end of […]

USF Health Neurosurgery team grows, expands reach of superior care

The USF Health neurosurgery program has seen significant expansion recently, including successfully recruiting several key hires, offering a specialized surgical procedure, and advancing research on spine surgeries. The […]

Study led by USF Health-TGH finds clot permeability linked with first-attempt success of aspiration thrombectomy to open blocked brain vessel

The multicenter posthoc analysis of COMPASS trial data focuses on two clot-removal approaches to major strokes caused by large vessel occlusion TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 10, 2020) – In […]

Mighty mouse: USF Health researchers create new reporter mouse strain

The powerful genetic tool distinctly identifies P2X2-expressing cells and can selectively manipulate them to better understand sensory nerve function and find targeted treatments TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2020) […]

Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida Strengthen Affiliation

TGH and USF sign founding document that will create a new organization dedicated to world-class patient care, education and research Tampa, FL (July 23, 2020) — Tampa General […]

BIN1 deficit impairs brain cell communication, memory consolidation

Preclinical study by a University of South Florida Health-University of Chicago research team offers new insights into how neuronal protein BIN1 may boost Alzheimer’s disease risk TAMPA, Fla […]

Research Day speaker shares insights on the race to cure Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, affecting as many as one out of every two people over age 85, is an impending epidemic in the U.S., where the rate of people living […]

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