Archive for the News Releases Category

Cofilin may be early culprit in tauopathy process leading to brain cell death

USF Health study links Aβ-activated enzyme cofilin with the toxic tau tangles in major neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease TAMPA, Fla. — The two primary hallmarks of Alzheimer’s […]

USF receives new NIH grant to help eliminate malaria in Southeast Asia

Tampa, FL (April  ­24, 2019) – The University of South Florida has been awarded approximately $700,000 in initial funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases […]

Transplanted bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells delay ALS disease progression

A new University of South Florida preclinical study finds that the regenerative cell therapy boosts motor nerve cell survival by repairing the blood-spinal cord barrier TAMPA, Fla. (April […]

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USF Health opens new Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center

Personalized women’s health facility now accepting members Women in the Tampa Bay region who seek a more personalized, navigated style of health care now have a new option, […]

Clinical trial seeks to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, delay effects from disease

Jan. 29, 2019 – What if solving brain games and puzzles on a computer could reduce the chances of developing dementia such as Alzheimer’s or delay the debilitating loss […]

New research framework may help better predict human and wildlife infectious disease risk

University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks Tampa, FL (Jan. 29, 2019) – The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged […]

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Largest-ever clinical trial for peanut allergy advances pediatric treatment closer to FDA approval

The University of South Florida was one of two Florida sites that tested the new immune therapy drug manufactured in Clearwater. TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2018) — With the […]

USF unveils new license plate design

New plates will be available for drivers this month TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2018) – For the first time in nearly 15 years, drivers around the state who […]

USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

The new collaborating center focuses on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan […]

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USF officially designated as “Preeminent” by the Florida Board of Governors

Historic achievement places USF in the top category of Florida’s universities and comes with millions of dollars in new funding that will benefit the Tampa Bay region’s future […]