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UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy

Published: August 28th, 2009

A common antibiotic can function as an “off switch” for a gene therapy being developed for Parkinson’s disease, according to University of Florida researchers writing online in advance of September’s Molecular Therapy.

MBI discovery prompts development of space radiation sensors

Published: August 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.

Larry Cretul recognized for his efforts in the fight against brain disease…

Larry Cretul recognized for his efforts in the fight against brain disease…

Published: August 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 […]

MBI scientist lauded by international foundation

Published: July 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.

UF scientists program blood in stem cells to become vision cells

Published: July 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.


New UF psychiatry center to formally open

Published: June 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 […]

Popular Alzheimer’s theory may be false trail

Published: June 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.

Fight for cure of little-known disorder –

Published: June 10th, 2009

Fatal brain disease at work well before symptoms appear

Published: June 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.

Experimental Parkinson’s therapy may have robust weight-loss effect

Published: March 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.