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USF expands innovative research into Alzheimer’s

The University of South Florida is dramatically expanding its innovative research into detecting and preventing the progressive disease. USF recently received $3.2 million from the National Institute on Aging to investigate if medical professionals can detect Alzheimer’s through a simple blood test.

June 15, 2022Health, Research

USF awarded $3.2 million to contribute to development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease

The new funding dovetails with a $44.4 million, five-year NIH grant awarded last year to test whether computerized brain training can reduce dementia risk in older adults.

June 8, 2022Health, Research

USF Health, TGH partner on 3D printing tech for heart surgery

Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida are working together on a 3D printing technique that whittles a surgery down to less than a third of its time.

May 24, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

Medical 3D printing at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine provides clearer map for surgery

Teaming up with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine's Department of Radiology, Tampa General has used 3D printing for planning aortic valve replacements, trauma surgery, cancer surgery and other reconstructions, as well as creating replicas of major organs. This potentially revolutionary technique uses 3D-printed facsimiles to better understand treatment and even reduce risk in invasive and complex surgeries.

May 23, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

USF technology identifies locations of mosquitoes and helps eradicate malaria

Technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region. Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with a drone and satellite images to identify locations of previously unknown mosquito breeding habitats to treat them within the same day.

May 10, 2022Global Research, Health, Research

USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world

Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region. Associate Professor Benjamin Jacob created a smartphone app that pairs his algorithm with a drone and satellite images to identify locations of previously unknown mosquito breeding habitats to treat them within the same day.

May 9, 2022Global Research, Health, Research

USF researchers expand study to investigate link between gut health and Alzheimer's, dementia

Researchers with the University of South Florida are expanding a study to investigate the link between gut health and Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

April 29, 2022Health, Research

The ‘gut-brain’ connection: Microbiomes for an aging brain

Researchers at USF are launching a research study that will track alterations in the gut microbiomes to see if certain biomarkers can accurately predict which individuals are most likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia.

April 25, 2022Health, Research

USF Health study finds quality of fat input determines output of kidney and cardiac health and repair

Breakthrough research uncovers how a certain type of healthy fat found in Omega-3 fish oil, such as salmon and tuna, works in tandem with enzymes from the spleen to clear the inflammation in a damaged heart.

April 12, 2022Health

Researchers studying connection between gut health and brain function

Researchers at USF are launching a research study for people who are concerned about their brain health, cognitive impairment and dementia and the link to their gut health. They will track alterations in the gut microbiomes to see if certain biomarkers can accurately predict which individuals are most likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia.

April 5, 2022Health, Research

Mental Health Law and Policy researcher receives $1.3 million to break the cycle of intergenerational addiction

Nearly 92,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2020, according to numbers recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and opioids are the main driver of overdose deaths.

April 4, 2022Health, Research

'Secret shopper' survey finds women in Florida have difficulty accessing prenatal care, opioid treatment

Researchers found that only 25 percent of prescribers who offer opioid treatment and 64 percent of opioid treatment programs offer appointments to women, regardless of insurance or pregnancy status.

March 22, 2022Health, Research

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