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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 build-up in the brain is a crucial component of Alzheimer’s disease. A brain amyloid PET scan can detect the stic … [read more]
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 –called cyclophilin 40 or CyP40– can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer’s disea … [read more]
USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Collaborative Research Poster Wins at Oktoberfest!
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]
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]