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Study identifies a molecular process to explain how maternal stress triggers idiopathic preterm birth

A University of South Florida Health preclinical study indicates that FKBP51-progesterone receptor binding plays a critical role in stress-induced preterm birth Tampa, FL (March 8, 2021) — Preterm […]

Research Day speaker William Sessa discusses role of lipid regulation in cardiovascular disease

The 2021 celebration of USF Health research was a fully virtual event The arteries, veins and capillaries making up our vasculature supply blood and other essential substances to […]

Global Virus Network names USF Health the GVN Southeast U.S. Regional Headquarters

        Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Feb. 23, 2021) — The Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprising the world’s foremost experts in every class of virus causing […]

Gopal Thinakaran appointed CEO of Byrd Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute

Gopal Thinakaran, PhD, was recently appointed chief executive officer of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute. Dr. Thinakaran assumed the position from Harry van Loveren, […]

$1 million gift to USF will advance lung research

The gift will fund USF Health research into pulmonary fibrosis TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2021) — The University of South Florida announced Feb 17, 2021, a $1 million […]

Cell-selective nanotherapy prevents vessel renarrowing and promotes healing of arteries opened by angioplasty

A USF Health preclinical study indicates nanoparticles containing a micro-RNA switch offers promising biotechnology to advance the fight against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Tampa, FL (Feb. 9, 2021) – […]

USF Health in vitro study helps explain how Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Findings correlate with clinical observations of more fetal abnormalities and other Zika-related health problems in late versus early pregnancy Tampa, FL (Feb. 2, 2021) — A preclinical study […]

Dr. Jason Salemi uses online dashboards to explain the spread of COVID-19

  In this video, USF Health epidemiologist Jason Salemi, PhD, explains how he creates and uses online dashboards to show the effects of COVID-19 in Florida. Using data […]

Michael Teng Q&A: Science behind the mRNA coronavirus vaccines

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine began when Chinese scientists published the genetic sequence for the SARS-COV-2 virus on Jan. 11, 2020 – a full two months before […]

USF drug discovery study identifies promising new compound to open constricted airways

Experts in airway bitter taste receptors and medicinal chemistry team up to advance a potential asthma and COPD treatment that works differently than existing bronchodilators TAMPA, Fla (Jan […]

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