Archive for the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Category

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute supports The Longest Day to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Tampa, FL – (June 10, 2013) The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day® to honor those living with […]

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, Robert Hauser, patient

Combining Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease expertise under one roof benefits research, patient care [VIDEO]

(IPX066), that alleviates motor symptoms quickly and appears to last longer than other levodopa medications currently available. The drug is expected to be approved by the FDA next […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, theater students, caregivers holiday show

USF theater students lift holiday spirit of Alzheimer’s caregivers

The caregivers who attended their long-standing monthly support group at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Thursday were treated to some much needed holiday respite. A group of […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute exterior

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute awarded Kendal Charitable Funds grant to conduct East Tampa memory screenings

Tampa, FL (Nov. 9, 2012) — The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been awarded the Kendal Charitable Funds’ first Promising Innovations grant to develop an Alzheimer’s disease […]

Chad Dickey, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, chaperone proteins, glaucoma, JCB journal, Grp94

Chaperone protein subverts removal of glaucoma-causing protein, USF-led study finds

Inhibiting the protein, Grp94, could offer new treatment for the sight-robbing eye disease Tampa, FL (Oct. 8, 2012) — The chaperone protein Grp94 can interfere with the clearance […]

Amanda Smith, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, PET/CT scanner, neuroimaging

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute offers Amyvid brain imaging

Amyvid is the first and only FDA-approved diagnostic PET tracer for imaging beta amyloid plaques in the living brain Tampa, FL – (Sept. 5, 2012) The USF Health […]

Front Row Tampa Bay spotlight shines on USF Health

Creating a world-class healthcare facility in Tampa Bay. Leading research on how the power of genetics can help tailor treatments to specific individuals. Caring for the whole patient […]

Elkins family, Angelman Syndrome, clinical trial, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

Hope for the “Angels”

For families battling Angelman Syndrome, the small clinical trial at USF Health is a first step toward finding a treatment for the severe neurological disorder For Peyton Elkins, […]

Coffee cup with burlap sack of roasted beans

High blood caffeine levels in older adults linked to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease, USF-UM study reports

  Tampa, FL (June 5, 2012) – Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if […]

Francine Shebell, Dave Morgan, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, CEO for a Day

Caregiver turned “CEO for a Day” goes behind the scenes at Alzheimer’s Institute

Francine Shebell, a retired attorney from St. Petersburg, recently got a glimpse of the inner workings of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, one of the world’s largest […]