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Omicron variant: Keep calm and carry on

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: In the past few weeks much has been made of the SARS-CoV-2 South African (B.1.1.529) variant. Cable news and social media have […]

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, […]

Annual IPE Day identifies climate change as next threat to humanity

Climate change is the biggest, most imminent threat to global health.  That was the key message at the USF Health 4th Annual Interprofessional Education Day, held Nov 10 […]

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 […]

USF Health a site for clinical trial testing of the Moderna COVID vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years

    Children under 12 years old are currently not eligible for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as one […]

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, […]

Pandemic does not stop advancement of Friedreich’s ataxia therapies

This year’s Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA) Scientific Symposium featured some tremendous advances being made toward treatments focused on different targets and stages of FA – a rare, debilitating and […]

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, […]

America’s Best Is Yet To Come

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: Twenty years ago, I was finishing a meeting in my office at Bellevue Hospital in lower Manhattan when a nurse told me […]

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