Posts Tagged NIH

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 […]

Study finds cellular processes controlling the formation of lymphatic valves

Targeting VE- cadherin signaling pathways holds promise for treating lymphedema’s debilitative swelling, USF-led preclinical research suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2019) — Lymphedema, resulting from a damaged lymphatic […]

USF Health cell biologist studies role of capillaries in tissue health and disease

The laboratory of  Dr. George Davis grows three-dimensional “blood vessel networks in a dish” under defined, serum-free conditions Capillaries are our smallest, yet most abundant, blood vessels. With […]

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David Kang probes brain changes in aging that tip the balance toward dementia

His team searches beyond the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease proteins for alternative treatments In his laboratory at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center, neuroscientist David Kang, PhD, focuses on […]

Researchers discover potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

An antagonist that blocks a specific interaction between the protein apoE and amyloid precursor protein appears promising in a preclinical study led by USF Health TAMPA, Fla. (June […]

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USF Health scientist part of urgent global effort to rid Southeast Asia of malaria

What Dr. Liwang Cui’s team learns in the laboratory and the field can help curb the spread of this increasingly multidrug-resistant, mosquito-borne disease While some of the largest […]