Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Kyle’

State of the College Address highlights preparation for the future

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The USF College of Public Health aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 26. “We really need to rein in and be clear about where we’re going, what our direction is and the important things we’d like to do,” she said. […]

Dr. Dennis Kyle is featured speaker at Amoeba Summit 2016

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University of South Florida researchers continue to hone the high-volume screening of compounds that may lead to optimal drugs to combat the rare but deadly infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Distinguished USF Health Professor Dennis Kyle, PhD, who has studied the parasite since the early 1980s, was a featured speaker Sept. 9 […]

USF team part of global health effort to accelerate neglected infectious diseases drug discovery

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The researchers screened 400 compounds for the Malaria Box project, one of the first open-source drug discovery efforts to combat infectious diseases The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research was among 55 groups worldwide to participate in a Medicines for Malaria Venture initiative to help catalyze drug discovery for malaria and other […]

COPH researchers bite back with malaria research

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World Malaria Day is April 25. “More than 300 million worldwide are sickened by malaria each year, and about one million die,” said Steven Maher, a post-doctoral researcher at the USF College of Public Health. “For most people, the disease causes the individual to be bed stricken for days or weeks and the symptoms are […]

Dennis Kyle elected 2015 Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science

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Dennis Kyle, PhD, a Distinguished University Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, USF College of Public Health, was one of six faculty members from USF recently elected 2015 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Kyle was honored as part of the AAAS Biological Sciences Section for his […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. The […]

USF awarded NIH grant to find new treatments for fatal infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoeba

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Among the microbes targeted is the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri University of South Florida College of Public Health researchers were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to identify optimal drug candidates that could ultimately lead to a fast-acting treatment for rare but deadly infections caused by microscopic free-living amoeba (FLA) commonly found […]