Alzheimer's-Cell Phones / INTO USF
In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results.
USF is just the second university in the U-S to sign on with a British company that helps schools better recruit international students. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a closer look at the deal with “INTO University Partnerships,” and how it will benefit USF and all of its students—from both here and abroad.
Dr. Gary Arendash, Research Professor at the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, talks about the testing procedures used on the mice, who are implanted with the human genes known to lead to Alzheimer's.
Dr. Arendash says these findings DON’T mean humans should start chatting away even more on their cell phones!
Andrew Colin, Chairman of INTO University Partnerships, talks about his company’s history.
Andrew Colin & David Stremba, Managing Director for North America for INTO University Partnerships, say they found USF to be tremendously hospitable.
Andrew Colin & Pratibha Jain, an INTO Education Consultant in Mumbai, India, talk about the important role university research plays in INTO’s operations and offerings.
Roger Brindley, Interim Associate Director of USF World, says the partnership is good for USF both in terms of quantity AND quality.
Pratibha Jain says the combination of USF’s location and how it accepts international students will play a part in her recommending the school to students she advises.
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Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.