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Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Dec 30th, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

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.

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.