Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category
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New intraoperative MRI lets TGH-USF Health neurosurgeons see brain as surgery performed

Tampa General is the first hospital in the Tampa Bay area to acquire the advanced imaging technology Neurosurgeons at Tampa General Hospital, including doctors from USF Health, will [...]

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Repeat injections of umbilical cord blood cells may improve prognoses of children with deadly inherited metabolic disorder

University of South Florida researchers led the preclinical study exploring a human cell therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome Tampa, FL (April 1, 2014) —  A University of South Florida-led [...]

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USF stereology expertise tapped for study published in New England Journal of Medicine

Peter Mouton was a co-author of the research showing that brain irregularities indicate prenatal origin of autism March 27, 2014 – A new study published today in the [...]

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Blood-brain barrier repair after stroke may prevent chronic brain deficits, USF preclinical study finds

Research to develop stroke therapies should consider that a compromised blood-brain barrier can trigger changes in brain areas remote from the initial damage TAMPA, Fla.(March 25, 2014) – [...]

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Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury, USF study finds

Umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment tested in animal models could offer hope for millions, including U.S. war veterans with traumatic brain injuries Tampa, FL (March 20, [...]

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FDA fast tracks Friedreich’s ataxia drug undergoing testing in USF-led trial

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday designated fast-track status to EPI-743 for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia – a move that will help accelerate clinical development of [...]

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USF Health researchers closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy

Lithium salicylate produced steady blood and brain lithium levels up to 48 hours following oral dose, the recent preclinical study showed Tampa, FL (March 11, 2014) – Lithium, [...]

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Nutritional supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, USF researchers find [VIDEO]

NT-020, a proprietary supplement including blueberries and green tea, improved cognitive processing speed in clinical trial participants without impaired memory Tampa, FL (Feb. 6, 2014) – Declines in [...]

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State funding pushes access to ALS care across Florida

Increased funding helps provide much-needed coordinated care to ALS patients and families across Florida. Access to care truly made a difference to Billie Jean Fogle.  There’s no cure for [...]

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Case studies by USF Health neurologists link smoking “spice” with stroke in healthy, young adults

Tampa, FL (Nov. 19, 2013) – Add stroke to the list of severe health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana,  popularly known as spice or [...]