Published Feb 4, 2020
A new collaborative study led by UF neuroscientists Sara Burke, Ph.D., and Marcelo Febo, Ph.D., gives insight into why brain networks become vulnerable in old age. In addition to helping guide future research into cognitive aging, the study’s identification of a mechanism associated with cognitive changes could be relevant to inform future research into neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, the investigators said....continue reading
Published Feb 4, 2020
New preclinical research shows promise for a potential treatment pathway aimed at slowing the disease process and extending survival in patients with ALS, often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, an insidious neurological condition. The research by University of Florida neurogeneticists Laura Ranum, Ph.D., and Lien Nguyen, Ph.D.; Neurimmune; Biogen; and collaborators at Johns Hopkins University shows that targeting a specific mutant protein in the brain with a human-derived antibody can lower neuroinflammation, slow neurodegeneration and lengthen survival in the most common genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and frontotemporal dementia, or FTD....continue reading
Published Feb 3, 2020
Specialty: Gynecology
Improvements in technology have made robotic surgery an even better approach for many women with ovarian cancer, including older patients....continue reading
Published Feb 3, 2020
Specialty: Gynecology
Clinical care and research in the UF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes that women who experience preeclampsia — and the offspring of those pregnancies — are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other problems later in life....continue reading
Published Jan 29, 2020
Specialty: Urology
New technology at UF Health, the UroNav Fusion Biopsy System, merges MRI with ultrasound to improve the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer....continue reading
Published Jan 29, 2020
Specialty: Urology
A study at UF Health provides the first contemporary evidence that among patients who form uric acid stones, those who adhere to potassium citrate therapy have smaller recurrence sizes and fewer repeat surgical interventions than those who decline the medication, cannot tolerate it or cannot access it....continue reading
Published Jan 27, 2020
At University of Florida Health, our team of specialists at the UF Health Interstitial Lung Disease Program provide expert care and conduct ongoing research for those suffering from the disease....continue reading
Published Jan 24, 2020
UF Health is the only center in the Southeast that consistently performs a potentially restorative procedure for patients with obstructive aphagia, or complete esophageal lumen occlusion....continue reading
Published Jan 24, 2020
Scientists aim to develop a device to provide insight into what triggers Type 1 diabetes and potential treatments for the condition....continue reading
Published Jan 24, 2020
Physicians should carefully consider potential risks when recommending bariatric surgery for patients who are opioid or recreational marijuana users....continue reading

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