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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 […]

FARA-USF scientific symposium advances toward treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Scientific Symposium: Understanding a Cure recently marked its 9th year of bringing dedicated scientists, clinicians, and industry partners with patients and their families to USF […]

Early Parkinson’s patients waiting too long to seek medical evaluation

The time between diagnosis and the beginning of symptomatic treatment is critical in the effort to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). A paper published in npg Parkinson’s […]

USF Health Neuroscience Institute highlighted during Congressman’s visit

Neurological diseases are growing at an unprecedented rate as Americans live longer and survive other chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease and cancer. During U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ visit […]

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. […]

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