Unique floating lab showcases ‘aliens of the sea’
University of Florida neurobiologist Leonid Moroz is on a quest to decode the genomic blueprints of fragile marine life.
UF: Deep-brain stimulation helping with OCD, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s
UF’s Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Kelly Foote discuss deep-brain stimulation in the Gainesville Sun.
Unusual genetic mutation linked to disabling brain disease
Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that contributes to a rare brain disease that causes patients to lose control of their coordination and movements. Writing in PLoS Genetics, scientists with the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute and the University of Texas Medical Branch describe how…
UF to welcome McKnight scientists, board members
Leading neuroscientists and clinicians will discuss efforts to stave off age-related memory loss when the University of Florida hosts the McKnight Brain Research Foundation’s 3rd inter-Institutional meeting beginning April 28. Researchers from the Foundation’s brain institutes at UF, the University of Arizona and the University of Alabama, along with the…
UF researchers find triggers in cells’ transition from colitis to cancer
University of Florida researchers have grown tumors in mice using cells from inflamed but noncancerous colon tissue taken from human patients, a finding that sheds new light on colon cancer and how it might be prevented.
UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy
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.
UF scientists program blood in stem cells to become vision cells
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.