Published: Dec 15th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, doctors can reach into their medical bags to find something to help a patient.
Published: Nov 9th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age-related hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder among the elderly. But scientists are still trying to figure out what cellular processes govern or contribute to the loss.
Published: Oct 15th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New technology that dramatically improves the effectiveness of hearing aids stands to help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, says a University of Florida professor whose research helped to develop the product.
Published: Oct 1st, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will receive $29.5 million in federal stimulus funds over the next two years from the National Institute on Aging to begin a six-year study on whether a program of structured physical activity can prevent or delay major movement disability in older adults.
Published: Aug 28th, 2009
GAINESVILLE — 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.
Published: Jun 15th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — 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.
Published: Mar 5th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older, active people who have a drink or two might be more impaired afterward than they think, according to a report today from a University of Florida research group in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.