Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category
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USF Health to lead new Friedreich’s ataxia study [VIDEO]

Click here to download symposium video USF Health will be the lead site for a new study testing the safety and effectiveness of a potent antioxidant for patients […]

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Advances in ataxia research featured Sept. 6 at USF Health CAMLS [VIDEO]

Click  here to watch archived live stream of symposium The annual scientific symposium hosted by by FARA and USF was  live streamed for the first time, with more than 900 views via social media […]

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 […]

Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, TSA Walk, Tourette Syndrome

U.S. Senator touts USF Tourette syndrome study with CDC

With pediatric Tourette syndrome on the rise, research by USF’s Rothman Center will show how children with tic disorders access health care, function at school and find social […]

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, […]

Huntington Potter, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

GMCSF treatment associated with improved cognition in cancer patients, USF-Moffitt study finds

The same growth factor was previously shown to reverse memory decline in Alzheimer’s mice  Tampa, FL (June 21, 2012) – Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer’s disease in […]

Tai chi, exercise, elderly

Tai Chi increases brain size and benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly

The USF-led study suggests non-aerobic exercise and social interaction may reduce dementia risk Tampa, FL (June 19, 2012) — Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University […]

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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 […]

USF team patents spine disc prosthetic device

The USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair was awarded a patent for a spine disc prosthetic device with fusion capability, helping patients with degenerative discs or scoliosis […]

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 […]