Throughout 2021, we’re highlighting women leading our neuro research efforts at the University of Florida. Next, we're highlighting Dr. Laura Ranum, the director of the Center for NeuroGenetics.
Three researchers from UF’s department of neurosurgery serving in CNS leadership positions.
Research led by Drs. Laura Ranum and Tao Zu is encouraging for future treatments for a type of ALS and several other neurological diseases.
Novel type of immunotherapy used in mouse-model study shows promise for ALS treatment.
Chronic neurological diseases — Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Huntington’s disease, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, to mention only a few — afflict millions of Americans worldwide and account for tremendous morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, age is the largest risk factor for many…