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Researchers In The Spotlight

UFCST researcher featured on Flavor Facts Podcast

Why is spicy food spicy? Art Zimmerman, a Ph.D student at University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste & University of Florida Biomedical Sciences, recently joined Brains On to explain — he weighs in around the 35-minute mark. This episode of the award-winning podcast for kids explores why food is so delicious.

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A new article in the journal Neurology by a University of Zurich medical team examines the negative effect deep brain stimulation surgery had on the swimming skills of a select group of patients with Parkinson’s disease. University of Florida neurology chair Dr. Michael Okun commented on the study in The New York Times and urges all patients with Parkinson’s disease to avoid swimming alone.