The USF Microbiomes Institute is an initiative to merge and integrate interdisciplinary researchers and departments from the University of South Florida (USF), USF Health, and Moffitt Cancer Center, with a special working focus on microbiomes studies in soil, water, plant, animals, food and human health.
The Institute intends to join different departments and colleges, from engineering to business, and create opportunities for transdisciplinary projects with new approaches for microbiomes studies. Composed of several working groups such as Education and Training, Data Analysis, Infrastructures, Core Facilities, and Scientific programs, we integrate academics with industry, promoting partnerships with colleges and departments to share experiences and enhance the research and knowledge in the microbiome field.
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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. “What we are looking at right now here is how the microbes living in the gut affect the pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease,” said Dr. Hariom Yadav, Director of Microbiome Research at USF.
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Research indicates that abnormalities in Microbiome exacerbate aging in gut and brain.