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Ataxia Research (August 19, 2013)
Natchez Hanson & USF Ataxia Research Center Dir., Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz

We're taking a look at some of the work being done at the USF Ataxia Research Center, particularly in a clinical trial of a drug that might become the first approved treatment for Freidreich's ataxia. University Beat on WUSF TV also introduces...

 
"Patient panel" at last year's USF ARC-FARA Friedreich's ataxia symposium. Natchez Hanson is second from left. (courtesy USF Health)

Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare, debilitating neuro-muscular disease that slowly robs a person of their strength and ability to walk - and at this time, there’s no approved treatment for the disease.
USF is the lead site on a national...

 
Caregiver Heart Health / Life Origins-Meteorite (rebroadcast) (August 12, 2013)
CareAlert system (right) and one of the sleep therapy studies (photo courtesy USF Health)

The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
Rock from the Archean eon (2.5 to 4 billion years ago) found in Australia analyzed for phosphorus (courtesy Matthew Pasek)

This week’s University Beat rebroadcast introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites....

 
Caregiver Heart Health (August 5, 2013)
CareAlert system (right) and one of the sleep therapy studies (photo courtesy USF Health)

The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
Dr. Meredeth Rowe (left) shows one of the CareAlert room monitors (courtesy USF Health)

Some who serve as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating memory diseases like Alzheimer’s find their own health affected by years of round-the-clock worry and vigilance. USF’s College of Nursing is conducting a two-part clinical study: one...

 
Bridge to Success / Indino (July 29, 2013)
Students in the USFSP "Bridge to Success" summer class learn about sea life at Ft. DeSoto Park

USF St. Petersburg students and teachers are working closely with youngsters and teachers from Fairmount Park Elementary School in using hands-on science learning to help them build a ‘bridge to success.’ On University Beat, you can see some of...

 
USF alum, Indino Founder/President Luis Batista, with his app
Indino

Barely a year out of college, Luis Batista took a huge chance by quitting his job at a Tampa financial firm to follow a dream. The USF alum is getting close to the realization of his goal, with the launch of “Indino” (pronounced “in da know”), a...

 
Bridge to Success (July 22, 2013)
Students in the USFSP "Bridge to Success" summer class learn about sea life at Ft. DeSoto Park

USF St. Petersburg students and teachers are working closely with youngsters and teachers from Fairmount Park Elementary School in using hands-on science learning to help them build a ‘bridge to success.’ On University Beat, you can see some of...

 
USFSP "Bridge to Success" students learn from a College of Marine Science researcher

USF St. Petersburg is offering students at a struggling local elementary school a ‘bridge to success’ with a brand new summer program. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at a science summer school that helps youngsters learn about the...

 
Olin Mott / River Blindness (July 15, 2013)
Olin Mott passed away this month at the age of 92 (photo courtesy USF College of Education)
Olin Mott

Tampa tire retailer Olin Mott, a longtime supporter of the University of South Florida, passed away July 2nd at the age of 92. His philanthropy benefitted many bay area charities and organizations, especially USF’s College of Education....

 
Thomas Unnasch in his lab on USF's Tampa campus (photo by Aimee Blodgett, USF News)

USF professor Thomas Unnasch is helping in the fight against the disease of onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and his work has taken him to some of the most remote parts of Africa and Central and South America. On this week’s University Beat...

 
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