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Chaperone protein imbalance promotes toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

A USF Health study applies a new mouse model of tauopathy, which may help identify therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases TAMPA, Fla (April 20, 2021) […]

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health’s Dr. Thomas Casale leads one of only two academic allergy-research centers in Florida participating in the national trial TAMPA, Fla. (April 14, 2021) — USF Health […]

USF awarded five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training reduces dementia risk

TAMPA, Fla. (April 6, 2021) — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida (USF) total expected funds of $44.4 million over the […]

Tampa General Hospital-USF Health among first in nation to enroll patients in study of minimally invasive treatment for subdural brain bleeds

TAMPA, Fla. (March 23, 2021) — Tampa General Hospital, working with USF Health, is one of the first sites in the country – and the first in Florida […]

Study identifies a molecular process to explain how maternal stress triggers idiopathic preterm birth

A University of South Florida Health preclinical study indicates that FKBP51-progesterone receptor binding plays a critical role in stress-induced preterm birth Tampa, FL (March 8, 2021) — Preterm […]

Global Virus Network names USF Health the GVN Southeast U.S. Regional Headquarters

        Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Feb. 23, 2021) — The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprising the world’s foremost experts in every class of virus causing […]

Cell-selective nanotherapy prevents vessel renarrowing and promotes healing of arteries opened by angioplasty

A USF Health preclinical study indicates nanoparticles containing a micro-RNA switch offers promising biotechnology to advance the fight against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Tampa, FL (Feb. 9, 2021) – […]

USF Health in vitro study helps explain how Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Findings correlate with clinical observations of more fetal abnormalities and other Zika-related health problems in late versus early pregnancy Tampa, FL (Feb. 2, 2021) — A preclinical study […]

Despite similar treatment, obese women face additional risks for postpartum hemorrhage complications

  A USF Health-Tampa General Hospital study suggests different management protocols may be needed for obese vs. nonobese patients to improve maternal outcomes TAMPA, Fla (Dec. 21, 2020) […]

Flavors added to vaping devices can damage the heart

The vape flavorings so popular with kids and young adults are cardiotoxic and disrupt the heart’s normal electrical activity, a University of South Florida Health preclinical study finds […]

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