Posts Tagged NIH

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

$2.2 million NIH grant may help breast cancer survivors improve gait, balance and strength impacted by chemotherapy

(TAMPA, FL, Oct 1, 2019) – USF Health nursing researcher Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of […]

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Neuroscientist targets B-arrestins with the aim of arresting Alzheimer’s disease

The protein’s role in tau pathology is not well studied, but Alexa Woo seizes the opportunity to be first in discovering something new USF Health Alzheimer’s disease researcher […]