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UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

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.

‘Escaped’ proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers found

‘Escaped’ proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers found

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.

Improved hearing aid technology also benefits economy

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.

UF to receive $29.5 million in Recovery Act funds to begin study of whether exercise prevents disability in older adults

UF to receive $29.5 million in Recovery Act funds to begin study of whether exercise prevents disability in older adults

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.

UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy

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.

Popular Alzheimer’s theory may be false trail

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.

After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think

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.