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14th Annual Vision Conference

Published: August 22nd, 2011

The Center for Vision Research at the University of Florida is hosting its 14th Annual Vision Conference on September 19-20, 2011 focused on ³Advances in Neuroprotection for the Eye.² The […]

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) Awards

Published: June 13th, 2011

Congratulations! The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to announce new Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) awards, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Congratulations to […]

Turning up the brain

Published: June 6th, 2011

The sounds echo in the low-lit operating room at Shands at UF — sometimes static, sometimes a pinging sound like a submarine. And sometimes, silence. Everyone is still and quiet […]

McKnight Foundation adds to UF research arsenal

Published: June 6th, 2011

Memory researcher Jennifer Lynn Bizon, Ph.D., is keenly aware that people’s brains age differently. In her life, she watched as one of her grandmothers coped with worsening dementia for 12 […]

Breaking through the problem of addiction

Published: June 6th, 2011

From doctors to professional athletes, when substance abuse or behavior becomes a problem, a new University of Florida psychiatrist helps get their careers back on course.

Mark Gold, M.D., an international authority on addiction medicine, and chairman of the University of Florida College of Medicine's department of Psychiatry. Photo by Sarah Kiewel/University of Florida

Dr. Mark Gold named UF’s Distinguished Alumni Professor

Published: May 20th, 2011

The University of Florida and the UF Alumni Association have selected College of Medicine professor Dr. Mark Gold as the 17th Distinguished Alumni Professor for 2011-2013. “We are thrilled to have […]


Published: May 16th, 2011

Dear Friends, This May we will launch an ambitious plan for research, uniting our nation’s best and brightest in a way not seen since President John F. Kennedy announced the […]

Brent Reynolds and colleagues have devised a way to use an algorithm to track populations of stem cells or cancer cells with stemlike properties.

Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies

Published: January 28th, 2011

‘Math is going to be the new microscope of the 21st century …’

Speech pathologist Christine Sapienza (right) helps patient Lou DeLaney use an Expiratory Muscle Strength Training device at the UF Speech and Hearing Center on Sept. 29, 2010. New UF research shows that EMST therapy can improve swallowing function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Jesse S. Jones/University of Florida)

Device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Published: November 23rd, 2010

A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study. In what researchers believe […]

Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation

Published: November 23rd, 2010

“The prevailing clinical view is patients who are able to recover need to display early leg movement. The children in our studies displayed minimal or no movement, yet some were still able to make significant improvement.” — Dena Howland, an associate professor of neuroscience