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New vaccine targeting toxic amyloid-β could help halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, preclinical study finds

University of South Florida Health neuroscientist suggests the therapeutic immunomodulatory vaccine may be safer for those with age-associated decline in immunity TAMPA, Fla (Oct. 20, 2020) — Our […]

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Exploring the link between the microbiome and colorectal disease

The future of medicine depends in part on a better understanding of the microbiome – communities of bacteria, fungi and other microbes in our bodies – and their […]

Understanding the gut microbiome of preterm infants

Maureen Groer, PhD, looks at the health of preterm infants literally from the gut. As part of  the USF Initiative on Microbiomes, Groer studies how the beneficial balance of […]

Celebrating a new home: The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opens in downtown Tampa

The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opened Jan. 8, 2020, when USF friends, supporters, faculty, staff and students cut through a long […]

USF studying brain training to protect against dementias

First-of-its-kind primary prevention trial needs more older adults to help researchers determine if a specific type of computer training can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias […]

Top 10 USF Health News Stories of 2019

With another year – and another decade – comes to a close. USF Health looks back across 2019 at the successes of faculty and staff, advances in research, […]

Sarah Yuan wins prestigious national award for microvascular research

Sarah Yuan, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, has received the 2020 Eugene M. Landis […]

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, […]

Dedicated space for Collegia

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s new downtown Tampa building opened its doors this month. But the state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful views of Tampa Bay weren’t the […]

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 […]

Research Matters column: Translational approaches key to sepsis research

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is considered the No. 3 killer in the U.S., after cardiovascular disease and cancer. […]

Final countdown to The Big Move

Welcome to a special series covering some of the many key moments of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s move to its new home in downtown Tampa. […]

USF Health forms new affiliation with Shady Grove Fertility

USF Health is transitioning its in vitro fertilization (IVF) services and affiliating with  Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a premier fertility and IVF organization with locations throughout Florida, as […]

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 […]

USF Health hosts Nanotechnology conference

  USF recently held a big meeting about exploring the very small. In November, the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy hosted the 12th annual NanoFlorida International Conference on […]

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