Archive for the CEABR Category

USF neuroscientist featured in Family Circle magazine
August 13, 2014

Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair neuroscientist, Dr. Paula Bickford, is featured in an article in Family Circle magazine. The article is part of a monthlong wellness challenge by Rachel Peachman. Dr. Bickford was interviewed about her ongoing research related to the health benefits of blueberries.

US patent issued for the treatment of ALS with cord blood cells
August 1, 2014

Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair scientists have been awarded a United States patent for their pioneering discoveries related to the treatment of ALS with umbilical cord blood cells.

Therapeutic potential of adipose-derived stem cells for traumatic brain injury
December 17, 2013

Intravenous transplants of human adipose-derived stem cell protect the brain from TBI-induced neurodegeneration and motor and cognitive impairments: Cell graft bio-distribution and soluble factors in young and aged rats” will appear in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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USF researchers “reinvent” lithium therapeutics to improve safety and efficacy
November 20, 2013

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of South Florida are improving the safety and efficacy of one of the oldest psychiatric drugs in existence. Lithium therapy is still in use today for the treatment of bipolar disorder and other off label uses. Although it is a highly effective medication that is unmatched by any alternatives, patient compliance and adverse events remain problematic.

Stem cells help repair traumatic brain injury by building a “biobridge”
October 2, 2013

University of South Florida researchers have suggested a new view of how stem cells may help repair the brain following trauma. In a series of preclinical experiments, they report that transplanted cells appear to build a “biobridge” that links an uninjured brain site where new neural stem cells are born with the damaged region of the brain.

USF researchers find far-reaching, mirovascular damage in uninjured side of brain after stroke
May 24, 2013

While the effects of acute stroke have been widely studied, brain damage during the subacute phase of stroke has been a neglected area of research. Now, a new study by the University of South Florida reports that within a week of a stroke caused by a blood clot in one side of the brain, the opposite side of the brain shows signs of microvascular injury. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, and increases the risk for dementia. “Approximately 80 percent of strokes are […]

USF-VA study finds long-term consequences for traumatic brain injury sufferers
January 4, 2013

Researchers from the University of South Florida and colleagues at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital studying the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using rat models, have found that, over time, TBI results in progressive brain deterioration characterized by elevated inflammation and suppressed cell regeneration. However, therapeutic intervention, even in the chronic stage of TBI, may still help prevent cell death. Their study is published online in the current issue of the journal PLOS ONE. “In the U.S., an estimated 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury,” […]