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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.

Parkinson’s book geared toward helping families across the globe

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida neurologist Dr. Michael Okun has answered more than 20,000 questions from patients with Parkinson’s disease, typically not about cures or the latest treatments, but about something much simpler — how to live well with the disease. Now Okun has written a book that he hopes will help patients everywhere.

UF researchers conduct deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer’s patient

Published: Jan 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida have performed deep brain stimulation on a patient with Alzheimer’s disease as part of a clinical trial studying whether the treatment can slow progression of the disease.

Book co-authored by UF professor explores issues, stereotypes of older workers

Published: Sep 7th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older workers learn more quickly and have more drive than some employers might believe, a new book co-authored by a University of Florida business professor finds.

UF Institute on Aging wins major grant for research to help older adults stay healthy

UF Institute on Aging wins major grant for research to help older adults stay healthy

Published: Jun 6th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute on Aging has been awarded a major grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging that is expected to total $5.2 million over five years. The award, in renewed support of the UF Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, will fund studies to better understand the biological and behavioral processes that lead to physical disability in older adults, and to develop and test disability prevention and rehabilitation therapies.