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Natura Therapeutics and USF receive NIH grant to study green tea compound for Alzheimer's

Tampa, Florida (June 2, 2009) --Researchers affiliated with Natura Therapeutics, Inc., Tampa, Florida, and the University of South Florida (USF) have jointly received a one-year, $110,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs)

...owth in the Tampa Bay Region from the Tampa Bay Partnership: usf Poly Unveils Plans for Two Incubator Facilities University of South Fl...y, will be the first public business technology incubators in Polk County. usf Poly plans to initially seek information technology companies interested in...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

...d not simply a protective strategy," said lead author Gary Arendash, PhD, a usf neuroscientist with the Florida ADRC. "That's important because caffeine is...ngs in mice, researchers at the Florida ADRC and Byrd Alzheimer's Center at usf hope to begin human trials to evaluate whether caffeine can benefit people ...

Allscripts Ranked No. 1 in Electronic Prescription Routing for Second Consecutive Year

...000 prescribers. Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of usf Health and Dean of the University of South Florida College of Medicine co... - of our current system of handwritten prescriptions." Led by Dr. Klasko, usf Health and Allscripts recently helped launch PaperFree Tampa Bay , a com...

Reverend Clyde M. Allison: Founder of 'Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF'

...reat.html If you would prefer to send a card, please bring it to usf Public Relations department and we will make sure that it is delivered to the Allison family. usf has established "The Reverend Clyde M. Allison Memorial Fund." Donations ca...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region (News Briefs)

...penter, 941-894-8030, kevin.carpenter@gpsindustries.com " target="_new"> kevin.carpenter@gpsindustries.com ) Progress Energy Florida , usf Work on Smart Grid Progress Energy Florida and the University of South Florida's Power Center for Utility Explorations have been selected by Florid...

Tampa Bay Becomes First Community to Jump-Start America's E-Health Revolution

...very Act. A number of key stakeholders, including usf Health and Allscripts, will fund the initial phase...tephen Klasko, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of usf Health and Dean of the usf College of Medicine, commented, "We are taking Pr...

Black young adults hospitalized for stroke at much higher rate than whites, Hispanics

...k, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the usf College of Public Health. "Our study shows th...an, MD, professor of neurology and director of the usf Stroke Program at Tampa General Hospital. "If the...ts died before discharge from the hospital. The usf researchers examined more than 16,000 stroke cases...

Medical Simulation Corp. announces partnership with University of South Florida

...ide simulation training and education services for usf Health hospital partners and for local and nationa...pa General Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of usf Health. "MSC is excited to partner with usf Health to offer its hospital affiliate team member...

Florida study finds barriers to angioplasty for life-threatening heart attacks

... before all heart attack patients receive the optimal level of care," said lead investigator Dr. Pathak, an associate professor of epidemiology at the usf College of Public Health. "Many leading hospitals in Florida and across the nation are putting into place new policies and protocols that are eliminat...

Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region

...is field, and conducted forensic analysis of device components and biometric evidence. (Contact: Ellie Javadi, 650-859-4874, ellie.javadi@sri.com ) usf Research Funding Tops $360 Million University of South Florida passed another milestone. It was announced recently that the university's research fu...

Nation's top experts in psychoneuroimmunology to gather Sept 18-21 in Tampa, Fla.

...to consider." said Nick Hall, PhD, director of the usf College of Nursing Center for Psychoneuroimmunolog...traints, rather like the Energizer Bunny." The usf conference's keynote speaker is Peter Bourne, MD, ...for PBS. He will speak about his previous work at usf and Arizona State University, which indicated that...

University of South Florida receives new multimillion award to assess juvenile diabetes treatments

... "Dr. Krischer's new TrialNet grant will catapult usf to the top 50 for NIH funding to medical schools,"...Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, senior vice president for usf Health and dean of the College of Medicine. "Almos...e of the disease in affected individuals flow into usf on a continual basis. All that data is analyze...

Umbilical cord blood cell transplants may help ALS patients

...eaves its victims with progressive muscle weakness, paralysis and, finally, respiratory failure three to five years after diagnosis. In this study, usf researchers transplanted human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) cells into mouse models with ALS. Cells were transplanted at three different dose strength...

Legislation Brings Hope for People With Disabilities Left Out of New Communications Technologies

...patible. -- Allows use of Lifeline and Link-up universal service funds (USF) for broadband services. -- Allocates up to $10 million/year from usf for equipment used by people who are deaf-blind. -- Clarifies the scope of relay services to include calls between and among people with d...

Morther's obesity a factor in newborn deaths for blacks, not whites, new study reports

...sk of dying than a baby born to an obese white woman," said the study's lead author Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the usf College of Public Health. The researchers analyzed more than 1.4 million births recorded from Missouri's vital records database, covering the peri...

Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite

...evelopment of the malaria parasite in the mosquito. Researchers with the usf Global Health Infectious Diseases Research team found that the transmembran...s principal investigator John Adams, PhD, professor of global health at the usf College of Public Health. If we could eliminate the parasite from the mosqu...

Red-light cameras increase crashes, researchers find

...r and chair of health policy and management at the usf College of Public Health. Instead, they increase c...he way by changing a state law this spring. The usf report highlights trends in red-light running in F...ility and timings, wet roads and traffic flow, the usf researchers say. The researchers suggest local go...

Injection of human umbilical cord blood helps the aging brain

... in the brains microenvironment, said co-author Alison Willing, PhD, of the usf Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. The increase in neurogenes...his study, the research team led by Paula C. Bickford, Ph.D., of the VA and usf found that reducing neuroinflammation in aged rats by blocking the synthesi...

Novare Announces Completion of 100th Single Port Laparoscopic Procedure Using RealHand(R) High Dexterity (HD) Instruments

...itionally in October 2007, Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, professor of surgery at usf Health and Chief of Surgery at Tampa General Hospital, performed the first ...rom laparoscopists." Michael Albrink, MD, associate professor of surgery at usf Health has been actively performing single incision laparoscopic cholecyste...

Fetal surgeon shows for first time that laser procedure may treat vasa previa

... frequently deadly for newborns. The case was reported by Ruben Quintero, MD, professor and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at usf Health, in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. Dr. Quintero used a laser to seal off the abnormally posit...

Global Health Project targets reducing AIDS among India's adolescents

... grant from the National Institutes of Health. usf Health received the five-year grant Sept. 11 from ...nd preventing HIV/AIDS among adolescents in India. usf will partner with Vadodara Medical College in Guja...rogram represents another exciting opportunity for usf to shine in the international health arena and to ...

Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides

...ho take antidepressant medications and a higher suicide rate, Hendricks Brown, professor and director of the Prevention Science and Methodology Group, usf College of Public Health, decided to investigate along with his colleague Robert Gibbons from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their study a...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

...or of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Aging and Brain Repair at usf Health, wrote the commentary Neural Stem Cells for Parkinsons Disease: To P...neural degeneration. We at the Center for Aging and Brain Repair at usf Health have been arguing, for some time now, that stem cells are important ...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

... co-first author John D. Carter, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the usf Division of Rheumatology. The very physicians deemed to be experts in rheum...gists evaluated 223 patients during their regularly scheduled visits to the usf Rheumatology Clinics and James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. The eff...

No Evidence Older Women Generate New Eggs

...collaboration with a center in China. The usf study, published in the issue of the journal Devel...men may generate new eggs after birth. The usf researchers searched for markers of stem cells or ...d group of researchers and clinician-scientists at usf Health which affirms the traditional dogma of a fi...

Unexplained Weight Loss may Be Early Predictor of Alzheimer's

...ciation could be explained by the severity of the Alzheimer process in the brain seen at autopsy," said Dr. Mortimer, professor of epidemiology at the usf College of Public Health. "Given its very long duration prior to the onset of dementia, it is likely that weight loss is specifically associat...

Transdermal Vaccine Effective in Treating Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

...atory at the Institute for Research in Psychiatry, usf Department of Psychiatry. “The beauty is th...s own proteins produced by the vaccine. The usf researchers targeted the skin as the route of vacc...ve and ultimately harmful, Dr. Tan said. The usf researchers plan to further test whether the trans...

Stress Produces PTSD-like Symptoms in Rats

...htened cardiovascular activity and impaired memory. Phillip Zoladz, a usf doctoral student in psychology, conducted the research under the guidance o...eir trauma through frequent flashback memories of the experience. The usf and VA investigators suggested that this research can serve as a tool to de...

Drug May Delay Nursing Home Placement for Dementia Patients

...y of life while helping preserve personal and societal resources. “Dementia is a very debilitating condition,” said co-author Ross Andel of the usf School of Aging Studies and the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. “It affects up to 10 percent of adults over 65 and can account for up to ...

Researchers Identify Key Step in Cocaine-Induced Heart Enlargement, Sudden Death

...d Robert Henning, MD, professor of medicine at the usf College of Medicine at the Haley VA Hospital. ... cardiac hypertrophy, or enlarged heart. The usf researchers' findings may also have wider implicat... biomedical sciences and physical therapy; and the usf Physicians Group. It is a partnership dedicated to...

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

...lead author of the study and chief resident in the usf Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology released t...ggest this shortage may get even worse." The usf researchers sent surveys to all fourth-year medica...ical students applying for ob/gyn residencies. The usf researchers hypothesized that student concerns abo...

Low Carbohydrate Diet Packs No Bone Loss

...sistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology, usf College of Medicine said, ‘Low carbohydrate diet t... Carter explained. A three months study, by usf with 30 overweight patients described - Half follo...jects on normal diet. The limitation of the usf study was surfed by Dr. Carter and other researche...

Good News For The Obese People

...sistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology, usf College of Medicine. "Patients on the low carbohyd...aturated fats and cholesterol, he said. The usf study followed 30 overweight patients for three mo...ricted diets. A potential limitation of the usf study was that the researchers looked for at least...
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