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Can ‘brain painting’ help ADHD patients? USF seeks answers

USF computer science and engineering professor Marvin Andujar is studying whether college students diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can use this futuristic technology to improve attention spans and reduce the need for prescription drugs, which can have side effects.

July 23, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

USF PACT study looks to prevent dementia with brain games

PACT (Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training) is a five-year clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive training or brain games on the computer to delay cognitive decline in hopes that they prevent dementia.

July 19, 2022Health, Research

USF's College of Public Health gets $1M to boost the laboratory workforce — and potentially Tampa's biotech scene

The University of South Florida was given over $1 million to grow the public health laboratory workforce, a stepping stone to building the region’s burgeoning biotechnology scene (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

July 18, 2022Health, Research

USF Health, TGH use postage stamp-size tile to slow recurring brain tumors

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine have once again teamed up on cutting-edge biotechnology. The latest is a postage stamp-size tile, dubbed the GammaTile, that can slow the return of brain tumors post-operation (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

July 12, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

USF awarded more than $1 million to help grow public health laboratory workforce

The USF College of Public Health will use the money to cover tuition and provide a stipend to certain students enrolled in the college’s Public Health and Clinical Laboratory Science and Practice program.

June 28, 2022Health

USF St. Pete Studies Alzheimer’s and Blood Tests

St. Pete researchers may have found a way to prevent Alzheimer’s. Since 2019, The University of South Florida has been the main site of the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study. The study has one goal: Researchers hope to examine if computerized brain training can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults who show no early signs of dementia.

June 24, 2022Health, Research

Chemists focused on mental health start psychedelic-powered biotech firm

Psilera is a Tampa-based biotechnology company specializing in developing psychedelic-inspired compounds for treating mental health disorders.

June 16, 2022Health, Research

USF researchers set sights on Alzheimer's prevention and early detection

As researchers with the University of South Florida continue to recruit for the Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training, or PACT Study, the school recently learned it was awarded millions more for research that can help develop blood tests to detect Alzheimer's Disease.

June 15, 2022Health, Research

USF expands innovative research into Alzheimer’s

The University of South Florida is dramatically expanding its innovative research into detecting and preventing the progressive disease. USF recently received $3.2 million from the National Institute on Aging to investigate if medical professionals can detect Alzheimer’s through a simple blood test.

June 15, 2022Health, Research

USF awarded $3.2 million to contribute to development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease

The new funding dovetails with a $44.4 million, five-year NIH grant awarded last year to test whether computerized brain training can reduce dementia risk in older adults.

June 8, 2022Health, Research

USF Health, TGH partner on 3D printing tech for heart surgery

Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida are working together on a 3D printing technique that whittles a surgery down to less than a third of its time.

May 24, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

Medical 3D printing at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine provides clearer map for surgery

Teaming up with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine's Department of Radiology, Tampa General has used 3D printing for planning aortic valve replacements, trauma surgery, cancer surgery and other reconstructions, as well as creating replicas of major organs. This potentially revolutionary technique uses 3D-printed facsimiles to better understand treatment and even reduce risk in invasive and complex surgeries.

May 23, 2022Health, Innovation, Research


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