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Beta-arrestin2 increases neurotoxic tau driving frontotemporal dementia

University of South Florida study suggests a new approach to inhibit the buildup of brain-damaging tau tangles associated with FTLD, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. […]

Get ready to celebrate scientific excellence at Research Day 2020

Physician-scientist Dr. Allan Levey of Emory University will share his perspective on “Racing to a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease” USF Health Research Day 2020 – Friday, Feb 21, […]

USF Health Faculty Elected as Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

Two faculty from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are among five University of South Florida staff named to the 2020 class of National Academy of Inventors […]

Gopal Thinakaran pursues genetic clues to Alzheimer’s disease pathways

The USF Health neurobiologist focuses on understanding genetic risk factors that may offer new therapy targets to delay or protect against age-related cognitive decline There has been a […]

New study identifies inflammatory molecules controlling capillary loss common in many diseases

Using an innovative cellular model, the USF Health-led study also discovers drug combinations to prevent degeneration of these tiniest blood vessels Many diseases arise from abnormalities in our […]

USF Health-TGH first in Florida using new organ transplant technology designed to save more lives

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John Dunning and team performed the transplantation of  donor lung kept “breathing” in human-like conditions For all the advances in organ transplantation, most organs are […]

Turning to the gut to better understand depression

Can the community of microbes in our digestive track influence our mental state and, if so, how? That’s a focus of study by Monica Uddin, PhD, a professor […]

Studying interplay between gut microbiome and cancer treatments to reduce cardiac complications

The treatment of cancer may soon get a shot in the arm as researchers come closer to understanding the link between the disease and the diversity of microbes, […]

Exploring the link between the microbiome and colorectal disease

The future of medicine depends in part on a better understanding of the microbiome – communities of bacteria, fungi and other microbes in our bodies – and their […]

Understanding the gut microbiome of preterm infants

Maureen Groer, PhD, looks at the health of preterm infants literally from the gut. As part of  the USF Initiative on Microbiomes, Groer studies how the beneficial balance of […]

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