Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

Medical management vs. mechanical thrombectomy for mild strokes: Same safety and effectiveness

USF Health was part of an international multicenter study analyzing patient outcomes when treating mild stroke deficits caused by an obstructed large brain vessel The use of clot […]

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Neuroscientist targets B-arrestins with the aim of arresting Alzheimer’s disease

The protein’s role in tau pathology is not well studied, but Alexa Woo seizes the opportunity to be first in discovering something new USF Health Alzheimer’s disease researcher […]

The end of the beginning: Gene therapy finally comes of age

The age of human gene therapy has at last begun in earnest. This new era presents both tremendous opportunities and hope for our patients, but also brings unprecedented […]

USF Health Neurology and VuEssence collaborate on stroke early-detection test

The diagnostic blood test being developed is intended to speed treatment critical to improving  ischemic stroke outcomes Lauren Barnathan, who routinely works with stroke patients as a speech pathologist […]

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David Kang probes brain changes in aging that tip the balance toward dementia

His team searches beyond the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease proteins for alternative treatments In his laboratory at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center, neuroscientist David Kang, PhD, focuses on […]

Next steps to accelerate our Alzheimer’s disease research, neuroscience efforts

You may have noticed the flurry of activity on the research floors of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center over the last few months. We have successfully recruited to the […]

Researchers discover potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

An antagonist that blocks a specific interaction between the protein apoE and amyloid precursor protein appears promising in a preclinical study led by USF Health TAMPA, Fla. (June […]

Early life stress plus overexpressed FKBP5 protein increases anxiety behavior

A USF Health preclinical study adds to mounting evidence about the interplay between genetics and environment in mental health TAMPA, Fla. (June 10, 2019) – Researchers continue to […]

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Leading Alzheimer’s researchers join Byrd Center in August

The latest neuroscientist recruits will help USF Health accelerate new discoveries in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders  Internationally recognized Alzheimer’s disease researcher Gopal Thinakaran, PhD, has been […]

New global university patent rankings again places USF in world’s top institutions

USF ranks in the Top 10 of American public universities, Top 20 of universities worldwide, in securing new U.S. utility patents For the seventh consecutive year, the University […]