Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category
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 […]

Coffee cup with burlap sack of roasted beans

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 […]

Amanda Smith, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

USF Health part of national resveratrol study for Alzheimer’s disease

Can a component found in red wine help change the course of Alzheimer’s disease? The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been selected as one of the sites […]

Parkinson's disease, puzzle brain

Is there a Parkinson’s personality?

A new study by researchers at USF Health adds to a growing body of research suggesting that the risk for Parkinson’s disease may be higher among people with […]

Co-localization of amyloid precursor protein fragment and the APP-converting enzyme BACE

USF researchers find that Alzheimer’s precursor protein controls its own fate

Tampa, Fla. (April 10,  2012) – A research team led by the University of South Florida’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences has found that a fragment of […]

traumatic brain injury graphic

USF study finds immediate skull reconstruction after traumatic brain injury worsens brain damage

Delaying surgical repair reduced secondary brain swelling, damage in TBI animal model Tampa, FL (March 22, 2012) — Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an […]

Dr. Michael Flannery

USF doctor greeted by outpouring of support at ALS Walk

For a profile of Dr. Michael Flannery in the Tampa Bay Times, click here. Hundreds of walkers came to the USF campus Saturday for the Tampa Bay area’s Walk […]