Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

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 to join USF Health Neuroscience Institute

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 […]

Cofilin may be early culprit in tauopathy process leading to brain cell death

USF Health study links Aβ-activated enzyme cofilin with the toxic tau tangles in major neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease TAMPA, Fla. — The two primary hallmarks of Alzheimer’s […]

USF adds sites to clinical trial studying brain training to protect against dementias

The University of South Florida’s Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study has added new training sites in Polk and Pasco counties.  This first-of-its-kind primary prevention trial, funded […]

Jerri Edwards ranks #8 among NIH-funded researchers in Psychiatry

USF Health’s Jerri Edwards, PhD, recently ranked #8 among National Institute of Health-funded principal investigators in Psychiatry by the 2018 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, with […]

Dr. Clifton Gooch appointed to ALS Association National Board of Trustees

Clifton (Cliff) Gooch, MD, professor and chair of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, was recently appointed to the national ALS Association Board of […]

Transplanted bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells delay ALS disease progression

A new University of South Florida preclinical study finds that the regenerative cell therapy boosts motor nerve cell survival by repairing the blood-spinal cord barrier TAMPA, Fla. (April […]

Clinical trial seeks to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, delay effects from disease

Jan. 29, 2019 – What if solving brain games and puzzles on a computer could reduce the chances of developing dementia such as Alzheimer’s or delay the debilitating loss […]

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Byrd Institute’s medical experts and resources help world-traveling couple navigate Alzheimer’s journey

Seeking help at the first signs of Betty’s memory loss, the Boysens continue to live each day fully rather than letting the disease define them “Once the travel […]