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Top 10 USF Health News Stories of 2021

This years’ top news and social media stories feature a little bit of everything – and it’s not all about COVID-19.  Broken records, emotional patient stories, advances in […]

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, […]

USF awarded five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training reduces dementia risk

TAMPA, Fla. (April 6, 2021) — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida (USF) total expected funds of $44.4 million over the […]

New vaccine targeting toxic amyloid-β could help halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, preclinical study finds

University of South Florida Health neuroscientist suggests the therapeutic immunomodulatory vaccine may be safer for those with age-associated decline in immunity TAMPA, Fla (Oct. 20, 2020) — Our […]

Research Day speaker shares insights on the race to cure Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, affecting as many as one out of every two people over age 85, is an impending epidemic in the U.S., where the rate of people living […]

USF Health celebrates 30th Research Day with record number of poster submissions

  The familiar sea of colorful research posters decorated the USF Tampa campus Marshall Student Center ballroom on the morning of Feb. 21. USF Health Research Day 2020 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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