Archive for the Research 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 […]

Stephanie Marhefka, USF College of Public Health

Innovative group videoconferencing program may fill gap for HIV-positive women

The University of  South Florida College of Public Health is conducting the HER Study across four Florida counties In February 2009, Stephanie Marhefka, PhD, associate professor at the University of […]

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 […]

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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 […]

photo of Dr. Jason Highsmith, Dr. William Quillen, and Dr. John Mayer

USF opens Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research

Aiming to gain a better understanding of human neuromusculoskeletal functions and provide innovative, promising, and non-invasive diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment methods, the USF School of Physical Therapy and […]

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 […]

USF Hyperbaric Lab featured in national video on naval research

The Office of Naval Research recently released a video it produced highlighting the undersea medicine research projects taking place around the country, including the work by a team […]

Dr. Arthur Labovitz, cardiologist

Aspirin vs. warfarin: USF cardiologist part of landmark heart failure study

USF Health cardiologist Dr. Arthur Labovitz was an investigator and co-author for a landmark clinical trial reported May 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that […]

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New Gallery of Scholarship spotlights senior medical student capstone projects

Fourteen graduating medical students showcased their capstone projects May 3 as part of the inaugural Gallery of Scholarship, held before the annual USF Morsani College of Medicine’s Student and […]