Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category
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USF Health researchers closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy

Lithium salicylate produced steady blood and brain lithium levels up to 48 hours following oral dose, the recent preclinical study showed Tampa, FL (March 11, 2014) – Lithium, […]

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Nutritional supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, USF researchers find [VIDEO]

NT-020, a proprietary supplement including blueberries and green tea, improved cognitive processing speed in clinical trial participants without impaired memory Tampa, FL (Feb. 6, 2014) – Declines in […]

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State funding pushes access to ALS care across Florida

Increased funding helps provide much-needed coordinated care to ALS patients and families across Florida. Access to care truly made a difference to Billie Jean Fogle.  There’s no cure for […]

Case studies by USF Health neurologists link smoking “spice” with stroke in healthy, young adults

Tampa, FL (Nov. 19, 2013) — Add stroke to the list of severe health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana,  popularly known as spice or […]

Edison, FARA and USF announce EPI-743 Phase 2 Friedreich’s ataxia clinical trial in adults with point mutations

First patient enrolled to evaluate investigational drug’s effectiveness  in rare Friedreich’s ataxia genotype Mountain View, CA; Downingtown, PA; & Tampa, FL (Nov. 4, 2013) — Edison Pharmaceuticals, the […]

Byrd Institute CEO testifies before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Aging affects the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other degenerative diseases as much as genetics and the environment, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute CEO […]

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USF PhD graduate in neuroscience to join laboratory of new Nobel Prize winner

USF Health PhD graduate Justin Trotter leaves this weekend for Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, where he will work for a recent Nobel Prize […]

Stem cells help repair traumatic brain injury by building a “biobridge,” USF researchers report

University of South Florida researchers have suggested a new view of how stem cells may help repair the brain following trauma. In a series of preclinical experiments, they […]

Inaugural Alzheimer’s & the Arts fundraiser to benefit USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute

Tampa, FL (Oct. 1, 2013) — The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute will hold Alzheimer’s & the Arts, an evening of artistic expression, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, […]

Scientific symposium covers research behind the “therapeutic revolution” in Friedreich’s ataxia

A record crowd of more than 200 attended the fifth annual Scientific Symposium hosted Sept. 5 by USF and the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance  (FARA). There was standing […]