Archive for the Research Category

USF Health research institutes rank in State University System’s Top 10

  Two USF Health Morsani College of Medicine research-focused institutes rank among the Top 10 Institutes and Centers within Florida’s State University System (SUS).  The ranking was derived […]

‘Watchful waiting’ with routine ultrasound safer than removing benign ovarian cysts, study suggests

USF Health is only U.S. site participating in the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis phase 5 study A watchful waiting approach may be better than surgery for most women […]

Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge

USF researchers discover bioactive compound that shows promise against elusive liver-stage malaria parasites The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly tropical disease […]

Study finds cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves

Targeting VE- cadherin signaling pathways holds promise for treating lymphedema’s debilitative swelling, USF-led preclinical research suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) — Lymphedema, resulting from a damaged lymphatic […]

USF Microbiome Initiative can drive transdisciplinary discovery and innovation

The microbiota (community of bacteria, fungi and other microbes) and microbiome (interplay between the microbiota and the environment) offer a novel paradigm for modern transdisciplinary science. In fact, […]

Soy supplements may benefit asthma patients with specific genetic variations

The study, co-led by USF Health, finds soy isoflavones reduced the risk of severe asthma flare-ups in individuals with higher levels of the protein PAI-1 A 2015 multicenter […]

USF Health gynecologists featured on journal’s research paper video podcast

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine physicians Emad Mikhail, MD, and Lauri Hochberg, MD, were recently featured in a Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology video podcast about how […]

MCOM researchers part of study using new mouse model linking transfusions to dangerous digestive disease in infants

USF Health Heart Institute scientists developed nanoparticles deployed to suppress inflammation in the bowels of anemic infant mice, preventing transfusion-associated intestinal injury Physicians have long suspected that red […]

Nature Biomedical Engineering cover features paper with MCOM coauthor

USF Health’s Stephen Liggett, MD, is a coauthor of the article highlighted on the July 2019 cover of Nature Biomedical Engineering, one of the high-impact Nature journals. That […]

Inhibiting enzyme GSK3ß reduces abnormal cardiac parasympathetic function in type 1 diabetic mice

The new study, with collaboration from USF Health, establishes potential targets for treating diabetic damage to nerves regulating heart rate Cardiac autonomic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, […]