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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 coordinates first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes

Dr. Jeffrey Krischer of the USF Health Informatics Institute oversees the new NIH-funded study Tampa, FL (Sept. 30, 2020) – The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Health […]

Clinical trial shows first 3D printed nasal swabs work as well as commercial swabs for COVID-19 diagnostic testing

The device invented by USF Health doctors, teaming with Tampa General Hospital, Northwell Health and Formlabs, has been used worldwide to address critical shortages of test kit swabs […]

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 […]

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) […]

USF Health team identifies mouse model to better study prevalent form of heart failure linked to age-related obesity

Mice deficient in a receptor needed to safely clear unresolved cardiac inflammation may help in discovering therapies for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction TAMPA, Fla (June 22, […]

Inhibiting thrombin protects against dangerous infant digestive disease

A USF Health-Johns Hopkins Medicine team shows that nanoparticles targeting the blood-clotting protein reduces necrotizing enterocolitis-like injury in neonatal mice TAMPA, Fla. (May 4, 2020) — Necrotizing enterocolitis […]

Study discovers male-female cardiac repair differences in heart failure survival after heart attack

A University of South Florida-led study of mouse cardiac healing may lead to more precise, sex-specific therapies for heart failure, a leading cause of death TAMPA, Fla. (April […]

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