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Autoantibody order, timing helps predict genetically susceptible children most likely to get type 1 diabetes

USF Health-led TEDDY analysis focuses on development of multiple distinct autoantibodies targeting insulin-producing cells, from initial autoimmunity to symptomatic disease TAMPA, Fla. — Children with multiple islet autoantibodies […]

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, […]

Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior

A USF Health preclinical study adds to mounting evidence about the interplay between genetics and environment in mental health TAMPA, Fla. (June 10, 2019) – Researchers continue to […]

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New drug tested at USF Health Metabolic Clinic is life-changing for patient with PKU

Those helped by the new injectable enzyme therapy, recently approved by the FDA, can safely eat foods that have been forbidden for years Jennifer Mazorra has spent most […]

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New research discovers genetic variation linked to African Americans with heart failure

The University of South Florida-led study is another step toward more effective treatments for a population disproportionately affected by this chronic cardiovascular disease TAMPA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) […]

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Patient perspective helps shape Dr. Rebecca Sutphen’s hereditary cancer research

Genetic testing has been available since the mid-1990s to determine if a woman is likely to face one of her gender’s greatest fears: inherited breast and ovarian cancer. […]

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USF gets $2.3M NIH grant to test new Huntington’s disease therapy merging nanomedicine and gene silencing (Audio)

Led by neurologist Dr. Juan-Sanchez-Ramos, the mouse-model study will refine a noninvasive nose-to-brain delivery system using manganese nanoparticles Huntington’s disease (HD) is an incurable, hereditary brain disorder that […]

USF Health, Aetna report on national community-based study of cancer genetic counseling and testing services

Study identifies gaps in clinical genetic counseling services for women undergoing BRCA genetic testing Tampa, FL (Oct. 1, 2015) – A University of South Florida-led research collaboration with Aetna, […]

USF Health offers new course in human genomics this fall

Watch City of Tampa TV show on Genomics at USF Health  Genomics, the study of genes and their function, is a burgeoning field that is changing the face […]

USF and cancer advocacy organization FORCE get PCORI award to boost new national clinical research network

Tampa, FL (Jan. 23, 2014) – A team led by the University of South Florida (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine and the leading national hereditary breast and […]

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