Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

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 […]

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USF leads national clinical trial testing potential Friedreich’s ataxia drug

Natchez Hanson considers one of her proudest accomplishments walking across the stage to receive her college diploma – earning a bachelor’s degree in math education.   Hansen, 24, now […]

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Stress-related protein speeds progression of Alzheimer’s disease [VIDEO]

USF-led study suggests FKBP51 is a new treatment target for diseases with tau pathology Tampa, FL (Sept. 3, 2013) — A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety […]

Scientific symposium to share latest advances in ataxia research [VIDEO]

Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance and University of South Florida host Sept. 5th event Tampa, FL (August 28, 2013) – Leading scientists and clinicians searching for a treatment for […]