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Tampa General Hospital and USF Health neurosurgeons first in Tampa Bay to provide patients new innovative ultrasound technology

A minimally invasive technique called Focused Ultrasound targets an area of the brain that controls movement, and requires no anesthesia or surgical opening of the skull. Tampa, FL […]

State grant advances USF Health research on how diet-related changes in gut and oral microbiomes affect the aging brain

The multisite study may identify measures to help prevent or delay mild cognitive impairment and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease TAMPA, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – The Florida Department […]

Targeting dysregulated kappa-opioid receptors reduces working memory deficits in alcohol use disorder

A USF Health preclinical study suggests that kappa-opioid antagonists offer a potential treatment to help alcohol-dependent patients cut back or quit drinking TAMPA, Fla. (March 9, 2022) — […]

MCOM researchers win state grants to combat Alzheimer’s, heart disease

Two researchers from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine have received Florida Department of Health (FDOH) grants to help advance discoveries in Alzheimer’s disease and in tobacco-related […]

USF Health studies how diet affects gut, oral microbiomes linked to brain health in older adults

The new research may help identify measures to prevent or delay mild cognitive impairment and dementia Can what you eat influence the health of your brain now and […]

Top 10 Research Stories of 2021

USF Health researchers forged ahead with new discoveries and innovations over the last year. As members of the region’s only academic medical center, our scientists and physicians continued […]

Omicron variant: Keep calm and carry on

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: In the past few weeks much has been made of the SARS-CoV-2 South African (B.1.1.529) variant. Cable news and social media have […]

Blood plasma protein fibrinogen interacts directly with nerve cells to cause brain inflammation

USF Health preclinical discovery may help identify new therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative diseases TAMPA, Fla (Nov. 5, 2021) — Neuroinflammatory diseases, […]

Pandemic does not stop advancement of Friedreich’s ataxia therapies

This year’s Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA) Scientific Symposium featured some tremendous advances being made toward treatments focused on different targets and stages of FA – a rare, debilitating and […]

Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology, preclinical study finds

A USF Health-led team finds that the compound fenchol has the same beneficial effect as gut-derived metabolites in reducing neurotoxic amyloid-beta in the brain TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, […]

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