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USF research team uncovers significant reason older adults are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack
A team of researchers in the USF Department of Surgery has made a key discovery as to why we become more susceptible to heart disease as we age. The human body, especially the heart, is dependent on the mitochondria, the part of the cell responsible for producing energy to maintain organ function. The protein, Sesn2, is located inside the mitochondria and plays a pivotal role in protecting the heart from stress.
USF Health and Tampa General Hospital selected to participate in the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial
USF Health and Tampa General Hospital have been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Novavax NVX-CoV2373 vaccine for COVID-19. They join over 100 research sites expecting to enroll more than 30,000 adult participants as part of the global search for a safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
December 3, 2020USF Health
Dr. Menon brings a wealth of nursing leadership experience and academic achievement to her new role.
November 24, 2020USF Health
USF Health was among top U.S. medical centers to test new ALS treatment shown to significantly benefit patients
Despite two approved medications and at least 100 clinical trials later, an urgent need for new treatments to improve the lives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a relentlessly progressive and fatal disease, continues to exist.
Traditional mosquito abatement programs, which generally call for the spraying of insecticides across widespread areas via helicopters, can be expensive and imprecise. Manatee County, looking for a more effective and less-costly strategy to combat flood water or “nuisance” mosquitos, turned to experts at the USF College of Public Health who’ve researched and used drone technology in combatting malaria-carrying mosquitos in parts of Africa and Asia.
Vice President Mike Pence made a public appearance at the University of South Florida on Thursday, July 2. Pence led a roundtable discussion with USF President Steve Currall, Senior Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Charles Lockwood and area medical professionals at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.
Award recognizes pioneering career achievements in nanotechnology, drug development and personalized medicine.
The University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine recently received more than $4 million, the largest single gift to scholarships in the history of the medical college. The gift from the late Dr. Jack F. Ross will benefit the medical scholarship that bears his name.
USF Health researchers have launched several clinical trials as part of the world-wide effort to reduce the severity and even prevent COVID-19.
The number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported -- a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units.
In his role as USF Professor and President of the Global Virus Network, a network of around 50 research centers worldwide, Christian Brechot, MD, PhD will work with Linman Li of USF Medicine International to provide weekly updates on new findings about the coronavirus pandemic disrupting lives around the world.
The current coronavirus outbreak is not preventing USF Health patients from seeing their providers. As the pandemic grew last week and most of Florida shifted to working remotely – and many health care facilities halted in-person patient visits – USF Health quickly ramped up its telemedicine capabilities across the faculty practice.
March 31, 2020USF Health