Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

Seizure free after epilepsy surgery, patient pays it forward with advocacy

USF Health doctors evaluate for refractory epilepsy, experts in treating surgical candidates Some people pay it forward by donating to a charity or working in a soup kitchen. […]

National leadership organization for academic neurology names Dr. Clifton Gooch president-elect

Clifton Gooch, MD, professor and chair of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, has been selected president-elect of the Association of University Professors of […]

After years of uncontrollable epilepsy, patient now seizure free with help of USF Health doctors

Roni-Kay Lopez looks forward to celebrating her 10th anniversary of living without seizures or medication Driving down a busy road, Roni-Kay Lopez knew she had to hurry and […]

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Year in Review: Key USF Health stories in 2017

As we look forward to a New Year, let’s take time to celebrate key student and faculty successes, research and innovation advances, and clinical care care and community […]

Early study shows new shoe attachment can help stroke patients improve their gait [video]

A new device created at the University of South Florida – and including a cross-disciplinary team of experts from USF engineering, physical therapy and neurology – is showing […]

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Community benefits most from new USF Health Concussion Center

USF Health faculty and administrators filled the neurocognitive testing room in the USF Health Concussion Center in Carrollwood as part of an informal celebration opening the new facility. […]

Intervention becomes first to successfully reduce risk of dementia

10-year study led by USF’s Jerri Edwards concludes computerized brain training program reduces risk of dementia 29 percent TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2017) — Computerized brain training is […]

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USF neuroscientist probes how different states of tau drive brain cell damage

Research by Laura Blair’s team seeking to untangle tau may lead to targeted treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases Both of USF Health neuroscientist Laura Blair’s grandmothers […]

Research at USF Health reveals ALS and FTD gene link to pathology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), two rare neurodegenerative diseases also considered as spectrum disorders, affect thousands of Americans every year. ALS, a condition that effects […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute finds amyloid PET scan leading to better Alzheimer’s disease management

The Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is participating in a nationwide study looking at whether Medicare should cover the costly amyloid PET scan TAMPA, FL (July 24, 2017) — Amyloid […]