Posts Tagged Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
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USF neuroscientist probes how different states of tau drive brain cell damage

Research by Laura Blair’s team seeking to untangle tau may lead to targeted treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases Both of USF Health neuroscientist Laura Blair’s grandmothers […]

Research at USF Health reveals ALS and FTD gene link to pathology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), two rare neurodegenerative diseases also considered as spectrum disorders, affect thousands of Americans every year. ALS, a condition that effects […]

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute finds amyloid PET scan leading to better Alzheimer’s disease management

The Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is participating in a nationwide study looking at whether Medicare should cover the costly amyloid PET scan TAMPA, FL (July 24, 2017) — Amyloid […]

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 […]

USF Health team gets $3.48M National Institute on Aging grant to study link between hospital-acquired delirium and the risk or progression of dementia

Researchers will focus on tau pathology in a mouse model to elucidate underlying causes. Delirium is a serious form of mental impairment affecting 11 to 42 percent of […]

Chad Dickey studies key role of chaperone proteins in Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Breathing, talking walking, remembering…. All these functions are coordinated by thousands of proteins out on the front lines keeping cells alive, healthy and working normally.  They are helped […]

USF Health benefits from USF’s successful legislative session

June 2, 2014 — USF Health will benefit from the University of South Florida System’s landmark support from state leaders, following Gov. Rick Scott’s signing today of 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 […]

Age-related research highlighted during NIA director’s visit to USF

The director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging yesterday visited the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, the state’s only freestanding Alzheimer’s center offering clinical […]

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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 […]