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App may soon diagnose cancer, Parkinson’s by the sound of your voice

Scientists are working on artificial intelligence that will analyze speech and breathing patterns and vibrations to pick up on changes indicating illness, according to University of South Florida’s Health Voice Center.

October 12, 2022Health, Research

Artificial intelligence could soon diagnose illness based on the sound of your voice

The director of USF's Health Voice Center is a leader on the study, which shows everything from your vocal cord vibrations to breathing patterns when you speak offers potential information about your health.

October 10, 2022Health, Research

USF expands Alzheimer's research to Sarasota, seeks participants

The university's Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, uses digital brain training exercises to see if they can reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. The study is seeking more than 1,200 participants in the Sarasota area to join.

October 10, 2022Health, Research

USF to extend ground-breaking dementia prevention research to Sarasota

The University of South Florida and healthy older adult volunteers from the Sarasota area will play an increasingly crucial role in the landmark Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study.

October 6, 2022Health

USF researchers progress protein-based therapy for ALS patients

A protein that could provide assistance to the progression of a protein-based therapy for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) has been tested by researchers at the Morsani College of Medicine, ultimately leading to successful results, according to lead investigator Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis.

October 5, 2022Health, Research

USF researchers advance efforts to develop a protein-based treatment therapy for individuals with ALS

Researchers at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, located at the University of South Florida, successfully tested a protein that has the potential to aid in the development of a protein-based therapy for patients with ALS, a progressive nervous system disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

October 4, 2022Health

USF professor: Statin use not justified for healthy people with high cholesterol

New research from David Diamond, a neuroscientist and cardiovascular disease researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida showed LDL alone has “a very weak association” with heart disease and stroke. Their review went further, showing that when people with high LDL and optimal triglycerides and HDL were given a statin, there was no benefit.

September 19, 2022Health, Research

USF Health, Weill Cornell Medicine earn inaugural funding in NIH’s newly launched Bridge2AI initiative, will create artificial intelligence platform for using voice to diagnose disease

As one of four data generation projects funded by NIH’s Bridge2AI, this multi-institution project – co-led by the University of South Florida and Weill Cornell Medicine – will bring together medical, voice, AI, engineering, and ethics experts to create a human voice database using privacy-preserving AI, giving doctors a new tool for diagnosing conditions known to have associations with voice alterations.

September 13, 2022Health, Innovation

Microbiome’s connection to heart failure key to new NIH study for USF Health’s Dr. Hariom Yadav

USF Health microbiome expert Hariom Yadav, PhD, has received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to help determine if a common medication can restore microbiome diversity in older patients who have a form of heart failure and, thus, prevent the subsequent problems that tend keep these patients inactive and cause their conditions to worsen.

September 2, 2022Health, Research

New study by USF researchers looks to link gut health to Alzheimer's Disease

A new study by USF researchers aims to uncover how gut health affects brain function, and potentially show that improvements in diet could lower chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.

September 1, 2022Health, Research

Florida researchers present findings at Alzheimer's Association conference

Florida researchers are sharing findings that can help people better understand Alzheimer's disease and dementia at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in San Diego this week. There are 32 experts from the state presenting a diverse body of research at the conference, including several from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

August 3, 2022Health, Research

USF to launch new infection control resource center

The College of Public Health will partner with the CDC over the next five years to develop a multi-modal approach to deliver infection prevention and control education to emergency responders. The center will serve as a hub for recruitment, dissemination, referral and subject matter consultation.

July 25, 2022Health, Research


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