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USF studying brain training to protect against dementias

First-of-its-kind primary prevention trial needs more older adults to help researchers determine if a specific type of computer training can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias […]

Sarah Yuan wins prestigious national award for microvascular research

Sarah Yuan, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, has received the 2020 Eugene M. Landis […]

Brendan Walker studies brain changes driving addictive behaviors

The USF Health neuroscientist aims to translate his research on kappa opioid receptors into personalized treatments for alcoholism and other addictive disorders When USF Health neuroscientist Brendan Walker, […]

Black children respond differently to step-up asthma therapy

USF Health’s Dr. Juan Carlos Cardet was among the authors of a new multi-site clinical study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine Black children respond differently […]

Tiny cargo carriers rich in c-Src protein contribute to disease progression

New USF Health research on endothelial-derived microvesicles, using models of sepsis, may be useful for better diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory or infectious diseases A new preclinical study […]

Nose-to-brain delivery of nanoparticles lowers Huntington’s disease gene expression

USF Health preclinical study tests several formulations of chitosan-enriched siRNA nanoparticles intended to improve gene therapy targeting neurodegenerative diseases Huntington’s disease (HD) is a hereditary brain disease that […]

Unexpected viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

A TEDDY study, led by USF Health’s Kendra Vehik, has discovered unexpected connections between viruses and T1D Tampa, FL (Dec. 2, 2019) — New results from The Environmental […]

Dr. Sarah Yuan named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

USF Health’s pathobiology expert Sarah Y. Yuan, PhD, is among nine USF researchers, and 450 from across the country, named new fellows of the American Association for the […]

David Russ to fill new research leadership role at USF Health physical therapy school

David Russ, PT, PhD, has been appointed assistant school director for research for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPT&RS). […]

Clinic integrates care and genetic research for patients with neuromuscular disorders

USF Health has established a Neurocardiogenetics Clinic focused on improving the quality of life for patients with hereditary neuromuscular disorders who are at risk for or already experiencing […]

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