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UF researchers to use brain imaging to look at dementia profiles in Parkinson’s patients

UF researchers to use brain imaging to look at dementia profiles in Parkinson’s patients

Published: Dec 10th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rates of dementia among people with Parkinson’s disease are higher than the general population, with 25 to 40 percent of patients expected to eventually develop dementia. Now […]

UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

UF researchers find that ‘peanut butter’ test can help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

Published: Oct 8th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Researchers find potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s

Published: Oct 3rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, according to new evidence from an international team of researchers, including one at the […]

UF collaboration will generate novel approaches to Alzheimer’s disease research

Published: Sep 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues will receive up to $7.7 million in funding over five years from the National Institutes of Health to use large data sets in humans and animals to speed up the process of finding therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

UF celebrates opening of new Clinical and Translational Research Building

UF celebrates opening of new Clinical and Translational Research Building

Published: Aug 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today celebrated the opening of the Clinical and Translational Research Building, a new home for research that will speed scientific discoveries to patients. The $45 million, 120,000-square-foot complex will spark collaboration and spur medical advances by bringing together research teams from a range of scientific disciplines.

Throbbing pain isn’t a matter of the heart, UF researchers find

Published: Aug 6th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Throbbing pain may pound like a heartbeat, but University of Florida scientists have discovered the sensation is all in your head, or more precisely, in your brain waves.

UF study finds brain-imaging technique can help diagnose movement disorders

Published: Jun 13th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study suggests a promising brain-imaging technique has the potential to improve diagnoses for the millions of people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Anti-cancer drug viewed as possible Alzheimer’s treatment doesn’t work in UF study

Published: May 23rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An anti-cancer drug about to be tested in a clinical trial by a biomedical company in Ohio as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has failed to work with the same type of brain plaques that plague Alzheimer’s patients, according to results of a study by University of Florida researchers.

UF study uncovers key factor in Alzheimer’s progression

Published: Apr 15th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ― A new study from researchers at the University of Florida may have uncovered a critical factor that drives the relentless progression of Alzheimer’s disease ― a discovery that could eventually slow its progression.

UF develops online screening tool to help caregivers identify at-risk older drivers

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has launched a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify drivers age 65 and older who may be at risk for driving problems.