Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

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

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

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 […]

A human enzyme can reduce neurotoxic amyloids in mouse model of dementia

The USF-led study suggests CyP40 or similar proteins may be potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2017) — A naturally occurring human enzyme […]

USF study shows stem cell transplants may advance ALS treatment by repair of blood-spinal cord barrier

ALS mice improved with stem cell therapy; first step for science in finding better treatment   TAMPA, Fla. (May 12, 2017) – Researchers at the University of South […]

In memoriam: Dr. Lee Adair

USF Health is mourning the death of long-serving biochemistry and microbiology faculty member Winston Lee Adair Jr., PhD, who is remembered as both a brilliant scientist and an […]

New medication significantly decreases involuntary movement

USF professor leads study on valbenazine’s effects on tardive dyskinesia.  Antipsychotic treatment can cause involuntary movements such as lip smacking, tongue protrusions and excessive eye blinking. These movements […]

Cost of neurological diseases in U.S. approaching $800 billion a year

University of South Florida  study shows research investment critical to prevent destabilizing economic impact TAMPA, FL (March 29, 2017) — More Americans are living longer and surviving chronic […]

USF’s Alumni Magazine Goes Digital in Spring 2017

USF, the official magazine of the USF Alumni Association, initiates a largely digital distribution format beginning with its spring 2017 edition. “This is the age of 24-hour news, […]

A record crowd of presenters for USF Health Research Day.

USF Health hosts historic Research Day, showcasing the best in science

In what was likely the largest USF Health Research Day on record, nearly 360 presenters filled the Ballroom at the Marshall Student Center with their poster presentations, offering […]