Archive for the Neurosciences & Brain Repair Category

Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

The USF researchers unexpected finding has implications for treatment of PTSD and related disorders Low doses of a psychedelic drug erased the conditioned fear response in mice, suggesting […]

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute supports The Longest Day to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Tampa, FL – (June 10, 2013) The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day® to honor those living with […]

USF researchers find far-reaching, mirovascular damage in uninjured side of brain after stroke

Findings suggest that blood-brain barrier integrity suffers days after ischemic stroke, leading to serious complications; repair of this protective barrier might prevent them Tampa, FL (May 20, 2013) […]

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Project PUP brightens patients’ time at USF ALS Center

Patients visiting the USF ALS Center on April 5 were greeted with a wagging tail and soulful eyes begging for attention. Sadie, a senior rescue dog from PROJECT […]

New drugs may improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease

Studies of the investigational treatments, authored by a University of South Florida neurologist, will be presented at the 2013 Academy of Neurology  Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, CA (March […]

USF-VA study finds long-term consequences for traumatic brain injury sufferers

Research with rat models finds chronic inflammation, suppression of cell regeneration, and neuronal cell loss contribute to wide range of motor and cognitive deficits TAMPA, FL  (Jan. 4, 2013) – […]

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, Robert Hauser, patient

Combining Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease expertise under one roof benefits research, patient care [VIDEO]

Earlier this year, the USF Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center moved from Harbourside Medical Tower on the Tampa General Hospital campus into its new home on the […]

USF center leads in research critical for developing new treatments to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease

The USF Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, established in 1986, treats patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, including tremor, dystonia, chorea and restless legs syndrome.  […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute exterior

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute awarded Kendal Charitable Funds grant to conduct East Tampa memory screenings

Tampa, FL (Nov. 9, 2012) — The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been awarded the Kendal Charitable Funds’ first Promising Innovations grant to develop an Alzheimer’s disease […]

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USF Multiple Sclerosis Center part of new therapeutic landscape for patients

The same day that the University of South Florida celebrated the 20th anniversary of its USF Multiple Sclerosis Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new […]