Archive for the Research Category
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New USF Health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2018) – A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid […]

Infectious diseases expert looks for new ways to combat resilient parasites

USF Health’s Dr. Kami Kim probes the epigenetics of two global parasitic infections, malaria and toxoplasmosis While an undergraduate at Harvard University, Kami Kim, MD, participated in a […]

FARA-USF scientific symposium advances toward treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Scientific Symposium: Understanding a Cure recently marked its 9th year of bringing dedicated scientists, clinicians, and industry partners with patients and their families to USF […]

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New study offers insights into triggers of early-stage malaria parasite infection

For a century, researcher after researcher has tried to grow Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite that causes the most widespread type of malaria, in petri dishes continuously, […]

Early Parkinson’s patients waiting too long to seek medical evaluation

The time between diagnosis and the beginning of symptomatic treatment is critical in the effort to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). A paper published in npg Parkinson’s […]

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USF Health, Moffitt lead one of nation’s first academic Cardio-Oncology Programs

Michael Fradley, MD, had finished medical school. He’d completed training in internal medicine and cardiology.   He decided to pursue further training in electrophysiology, and began observing a substantial […]

Laboratory renovations sign of MCOM research investment, progress

The increase in laboratory remodeling across the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) campus lately has prompted me to consider “what is a lab?” and to recall […]

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Economic Development: USF in Water Street Tampa creates ripple effect

Emails are coming in about biotech start-ups, applications are pouring in from high-caliber students, powerhouse researchers are inquiring about opportunities, research funding has gone up, property values are […]

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 […]