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Chaperone protein imbalance promotes toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

A USF Health study applies a new mouse model of tauopathy, which may help identify therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases TAMPA, Fla (April 20, 2021) […]

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USF Health MCOM, PT, and Pharmacy make big gains in USN&WR rankings

Graduate programs at USF Health had significant gains in this year’s rankings from U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News), most notably the USF Health Morsani College of […]

MicroRNAs may be crucial to normal placental development

USF Health researchers applied CRISPR technology to study the very large human non-protein coding gene expressed only in placenta, stem cells and certain cancers TAMPA, Fla (March 16, […]

USF Health welcomes Dr. Douglas Haladay as director of MCOM’s physical therapy program

USF Health announced that Douglas Haladay, DPT, PhD, has been appointed director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) and associate dean of the USF […]

BIN1 deficit impairs brain cell communication, memory consolidation

Preclinical study by a University of South Florida Health-University of Chicago research team offers new insights into how neuronal protein BIN1 may boost Alzheimer’s disease risk TAMPA, Fla […]

USF Health virologist Michael Teng: Coronavirus Q&A

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to respond to the evolving global coronavirus outbreak known as coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 for short. The respiratory […]

Low-grade brain cancer survival improves with better matches between immune cell receptors and tumor mutations

A new tumor immunology computational tool created by USF medical student Boris Chobrutskiy may help improve the predictability and precision of cancer immune therapies. He is first author […]

Next steps will accelerate our Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In June 2019, I wrote a column with Dr. Stephen Liggett outlining the objectives of basic research and faculty recruitment strategy at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center from a basic/translational science […]

Research Day speaker shares insights on the race to cure Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, affecting as many as one out of every two people over age 85, is an impending epidemic in the U.S., where the rate of people living […]

USF Health celebrates 30th Research Day with record number of poster submissions

  The familiar sea of colorful research posters decorated the USF Tampa campus Marshall Student Center ballroom on the morning of Feb. 21. USF Health Research Day 2020 […]

USF Health Heart Institute moves first laboratories to new building

The first six USF Health Heart Institute laboratories have begun the move into their new space on the 6th and 7th floors of the new Morsani College of […]

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. […]

Get ready to celebrate scientific excellence at Research Day 2020

Physician-scientist Dr. Allan Levey of Emory University will share his perspective on “Racing to a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease” USF Health Research Day 2020 – Friday, Feb 21, […]

USF Health Faculty Elected as Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

Two faculty from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are among five University of South Florida staff named to the 2020 class of National Academy of Inventors […]

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 […]

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