Posts Tagged NIH

$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 […]

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USF Health cardiologist studies genetic predisposition to sudden cardiac death

In the laboratory and the clinic, Dr. Thomas McDonald focuses on inherited heart diseases that can lead to potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbances Sudden cardiac death most often […]

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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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Genetics research may help tailor more precise therapies for asthma, heart failure [Audio Clips]

Studies led by USF’s Dr. Stephen Liggett shed light on genetic variability of adrenergic receptors and how they might best be used to treat disease While significant progress […]