USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Collaboration Wins at Oktoberfest! Crupa Kurien and Josean Cruz are the winners of best poster presentation in the Science, Medicine, and Society category. Crupa and Josean are both senior undergraduate students affiliated with the USF Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) department.
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USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Director, Dr. Cesar Borlongan, has been re-elected as Vice President of the International Placenta Stem Cell Society (IPLASS) for a term of four years. Established in 2009 by a multi-national group of scientists, IPLASS is an international scientific organization open to scientists who are working in the field of placenta-derived stem cells. To learn more about the IPLASS, please visit their website.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]