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Published: Aug 27th, 2009
Citing a discovery by scientists with the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida and four other research groups, a Colorado-based electronics engineering firm has begun the first-phase design of an instrument that would help protect astronauts from radiation on the International Space Station and during deep-space flights.
Published: Aug 6th, 2009
Larry Cretul, (left) speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was recognized for his efforts in the fight against brain disease recently. Rep. Cretul is helping researchers from Florida and [...]
Published: Jul 31st, 2009
Brent Reynolds, Ph.D., a regenerative medicine scientist at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, was honored recently for his contributions to neuroscience by officials at the Catholic University in Rome and the university’s teaching hospital — the Gemelli University Polyclinic.
Published: Jul 30th, 2009
University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people.
Published: Jun 30th, 2009
The University of Florida will celebrate the fusion of many of its psychiatric care, training and research programs at the Springhill Health Center at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Wednesday (July [...]
Published: Jun 15th, 2009
The idea that anti-inflammatory drugs might protect people struggling with dementia from Alzheimer’s disease has received a blow with the online release of a study of human brain tissue in Acta Neuropathologica.
Published: Jun 10th, 2009
Published: Jun 8th, 2009
University of Florida scientists have discovered why a paralyzing brain disorder speeds along more rapidly in some patients than others — a finding that may finally give researchers an entry point toward an effective treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Published: Mar 24th, 2009
A growth factor used in clinical experiments to rescue dying brain cells in Parkinson patients may cause unwanted weight loss if delivered to specific areas of the brain, according to University of Florida researchers in the March online edition of Molecular Therapy.
Published: Mar 13th, 2009
Doctors may be able to tailor a specialized form of brain surgery to more closely match the needs of Parkinson patients, according to results from the first large-scale effort to compare the two current target areas of deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS.