Archive for the Research Category

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 […]

Nanoparticle therapy blocks tumor angiogenesis without cardiac side effects

Preclinical cancer study has implications for inhibiting atherosclerotic plaque growth The formation of new blood vessels, known as angiogenesis, is essential for embryonic tissue development, wound healing and […]

Dr. Clifton Gooch appointed to ALS Association National Board of Trustees

Clifton (Cliff) Gooch, MD, professor and chair of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, was recently appointed to the national ALS Association Board of […]

“Bronchi on a chip” could lead to better therapies for difficult-to-treat asthma

A collaborative team, including USF Health’s Dr. Stephen Liggett, uses the new airway model to analyze the mechanisms of bronchial spasms A subset of patients with asthma – […]

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USF Health scientist part of urgent global effort to rid Southeast Asia of malaria

What Dr. Liwang Cui’s team learns in the laboratory and the field can help curb the spread of this increasingly multidrug-resistant, mosquito-borne disease While some of the largest […]

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 […]

USF Health Heart Institute director named to AIMBE College of Fellows

March 25, 2019 — USF Health Heart Institute Director Samuel Wickline, MD, a pioneer in nanotechnology targeting heart disease and other disorders, has been inducted into the American […]

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Sea squirt’s microbiome offers clues to frontline immune defense, gut health

National Science Foundation research by USF Health’s Larry Dishaw has relevance for debilitating digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease What can we learn about human health from the […]

‘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 […]

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Feel the Buzz: USF Health Research Day showcases best scientific work

The noise level in the Marshall Student Center escalated to a palpable buzz as USF Health Research Day 2019 progressed.  Students, trainees, faculty, staff and visitors milled about […]