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2014-04-18 12:35:28

A Dana-Farber/Boston Children's and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the respiratory virus New therapies are needed to prevent and treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – a potentially lethal respiratory infection that can severely affect infants, young children and the elderly. Despite a wide range of anti-RSV efforts, there are no vaccines or drugs on the...

2014-04-15 23:03:15

The scholarship will provide financial support and encourage excellence to students within the College of Engineering. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Nitro Mobile Solutions, a custom mobile applications development company, announced today its donation of an operational scholarship to the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida. The Nitro Mobile Solutions Scholarship in Computer Science and Engineering will be open to full-time undergraduate students seeking a degree...

2014-04-01 08:28:14

ConvergeHEALTH, M2Gen and Deloitte will offer personalized medicine studies and real-world analytics services to life sciences organizations, study sponsors and cancer centers NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte is announcing that M2Gen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moffitt Cancer Center, has joined its real-world evidence and analytics consortium to help transform cancer care around the use of personalized medicine....

2014-03-31 09:52:21

New insight has been gained into treating an inherited disorder that creates serious neurological and behavioral disabilities in children and usually leads to death in the teen years. In a recent study into the effects of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells (hUCB MNCs) when they are injected to counter the symptoms and progression of Sanfilippo syndrome type III B (MPS III B), researchers found that repeated injections into laboratory mice modeled with the disorder had clear...

2014-02-21 12:24:17

USF Health will showcase Masters of Science in Health Informatics Degree and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics, offered 100% online, at annual health information technology conference TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USF Health is pleased to announce it will be an exhibitor at the HIMSS 2014 conference, taking place February 23 - 27 in Orlando, Fla. USF Health will showcase its Master of Science in Health Informatics degree and Graduate Certificate in Health...

Cognitive Performance In Older Adults Improved With Nutritional Supplement
2014-02-07 12:24:26

University of South Florida NT-020, a proprietary supplement including blueberries and green tea, improved cognitive processing speed in clinical trial participants without impaired memory Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans. Therapies to improve the cognitive health of older adults are critically important for lessening declines in mental...

2014-01-10 11:16:55

Undergraduate students create, patent, market breakthrough technology Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive, non-X-ray device that evaluates spinal movement. The technology was created and patented by two engineering undergraduate students who recently formed their own company to market the...

2014-01-07 08:31:37

USF Health's Morsani College of Medicine is redefining health informatics education through its 100% online post-baccalaureate programs. TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitals work to implement electronic health records by the January 2014 deadline for the Affordable Care Act, teams of trained health informatics professionals are highly in-demand. Healthcare facilities are looking for applicants who understand both data systems and medical policies. Recognizing the...

2014-01-01 16:20:08

Rocky the Bull sinks horns into defending champion Texas Tech's Raider Red to win his first-ever Capital One National Mascot of the Year® title MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The stampede of support from Rocky the Bull's rabid fans trampled Raider Red's "Wreck 'em" crew in the championship finale of the Capital One National Mascot of the Year competition. The newcomer claimed an improbable title in the 12(th) year of the storied program. (Photo:...

2013-12-20 12:24:06

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergy Health, a global leader in specialized outsourced services for the healthcare market, has partnered with the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), the world's largest freestanding education and research center of its kind. Under this arrangement, Synergy Health will be the exclusive provider of surgical instrument processing for CAMLS and invest in enhancing the facility's instrument processing...