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USF Health researcher studies gut microbiome to improve brain health, decrease age-related diseases

Hariom Yadav focuses on microbiome’s role in the gut-brain axis, including creating fermented foods, probiotic mixtures, and modified diets to regulate gut “leakiness” Hariom Yadav, PhD, is on […]

Preclinical study defines spleen-heart connection in cardiac repair

USF Health-led research validates crucial role of the spleen in cardiac healing, suggests targeting lipid mediator S1P may offer a promising heart failure treatment Tampa, FL (Aug. 23, […]

Age-related decline in two sirtuin enzymes alters mitochondrial dynamics, weakens cardiac contractions

USF Health preclinical study suggests boosting cardiac SIRT1/SIRT3 levels in older heart attack patients may help protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury Tampa, FL (Aug. 20, 2021) — Sirtuins are […]

Cancer survivor, grateful patient establishes fund to support colorectal surgery program at USF Health

After receiving a life-changing procedure at USF Health, philanthropist William “Bobby” Jacobsen has honored his doctor Jorge Marcet by creating an endowment for advanced colorectal education and research. […]

Immertec, USF Health awarded NIH small business grant to study effectiveness of immersive virtual reality in medical training

The research teams will use Immertec’s live virtual reality (VR) platform to train USF Health resident physicians in critical emergency scenarios as a part of their overall graduate […]

USF Health a site for clinical trial testing Moderna COVID vaccine for children ages 6 months to under 12 years

TAMPA, Fla (August 11, 2021) – The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 […]

Deletion of single gene promotes growth of functional lymphatic valves

Targeting the gene Foxo1 may offer an early treatment approach for hereditary lymphedema, USF Health preclinical study reports Tampa, FL (Aug. 9, 2021) — A University of South […]

USF Health joins national study testing how well COVID-19 vaccine prevents spread of SARS-CoV-2 in young adults

Despite a COVID-19 surge hospitalizing more younger people, the 18-29 age group targeted by the Prevent COVID U trial has the lowest adult vaccination rates Tampa, FL (July […]

USF Health research shows vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

TAMPA, Fla. (July 23, 2021)– New data provided by University of South Florida College of Public Health epidemiologist Edwin Michael, PhD, and colleague Ken Newcomb shows that there’s […]

USF Health reflects on a year of COVID-19

In the video above, USF Health leaders and frontline workers look back on the successes, challenges and emotions they experienced while dealing with an incredibly challenging year amid […]

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