In The News

9/29/2017
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 nerves and muscles, and FTD, a disorder that causes changes in behavior and person … [read more]
7/24/2017
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 build-up in the brain is a crucial component of Alzheimer’s disease. A brain amyloid PET scan can detect the stic … [read more]
11/18/2014
USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Collaboration with Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Wins at Oktoberfest!  Crupa Kurien and Josean Cruz are the winners of best poster presentation in the Science, Medicine, and Society category.  Crupa and Josean are both senior und … [read more]
10/23/2014
        Scientists at the University of South Florida’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair and collaborators continue to advance our understanding of brain disease mechanisms and new therapeutic agents and strategies for treating these diseases. A list of our … [read more]