Posts Tagged Alzheimer’s disease

Cofilin may be early culprit in tauopathy process leading to brain cell death

USF Health study links Aβ-activated enzyme cofilin with the toxic tau tangles in major neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease TAMPA, Fla. — The two primary hallmarks of Alzheimer’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intervention becomes first to successfully reduce risk of dementia

10-year study led by USF’s Jerri Edwards concludes computerized brain training program reduces risk of dementia 29 percent TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2017) — Computerized brain training is […]

A human enzyme can reduce neurotoxic amyloids in mouse model of dementia

The USF-led study suggests CyP40 or similar proteins may be potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2017) — A naturally occurring human enzyme […]

Computerized brain training designed to improve visual attention reduces dementia risk

Older adults who completed 11 or more sessions of training had a 48 percent reduced risk of dementia over the 10-year study period, a University of South Florida […]

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute ready to take clinical trials on the road

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute unveiled its mobile Memory Research Suite on June 28 – a groundbreaking traveling “clinic” designed to bring the latest clinical drug trials […]

Jun Tan probes the power of flavonoids in fighting Alzheimer’s disease

Backed by a diverse research team, Jun Tan, MD, PhD, often takes the road less traveled when it comes to searching for new treatments for disorders affecting both […]

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute CEO champions funding for dementia research

David Morgan plays a leading role in an ambitious national research movement to help stop Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 In a year’s time Alzheimer’s disease affects more Americans […]