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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) — […]

Patient-centered treatment approach improves asthma outcomes for Black and Latinx adults

USF Health physician-scientist Dr. Juan Carlos Cardet was co-first author for the New England Journal of Medicine article reporting results of the long-awaited PREPARE trial   TAMPA, Fla […]

Researchers identify protein complex critical in helping control cell death

USF Health-UT Southwestern Medical Center preclinical study suggests inhibiting PPP1R3G/PP1γ may protect against tissue damage from heart attacks, other diseases linked to inflammation TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2022) […]

USF awarded five-year, $1.35 million NIH institutional grant to train scientists in vascular inflammation and injury research

Trainees will benefit from USF Health’s increase in nationally recognized faculty with research expertise in blood vessel inflammation linked to heart, lung and other diseases TAMPA, Fla (Feb. […]

Activated protein C can protect against age-related cardiac ischemia and reperfusion injury, preclinical study finds

USF Health research discovers APC limits heart damage by preventing excessive loss of endothelial protein C receptors on the cardiac muscle cell membrane TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2022) […]

Biased β-agonists may provide better control of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases, drug discovery study shows

A USF Health-led team tests 40 million compounds and finds lead candidate that selectively relaxes airway smooth muscle cells with no detectable drug desensitization TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 2, […]

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, […]

D-dimer test still helpful to rule out pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A USF Health study finds that a screening test for major blood clots in the lungs, originally validated in seriously ill non-COVID patients, works as well for COVID […]

TEDDY study compares characteristics of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before and after age 6

Development of autoimmunity at an early age associated with more aggressive form of the disease in genetically susceptible children, a USF Health-led study suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 21, […]

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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