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Robust α-synuclein pathology in select brainstem neuronal populations is a potential instigator of multiple system atrophy

Congratulations Dr. Nikolaus McFarland on the publication of “Robust α-synuclein pathology in select brainstem neuronal populations is a potential instigator of multiple system atrophy.”  This article was published in the May issue of Acta Neuropathologica Communications.   Abstract Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an insidious middle age-onset neurodegenerative…

UF researchers help lead international studies into two rare neuromuscular disorders

Researchers at the University of Florida are partnering with colleagues from top peer institutions to advance the understanding of two rare hereditary neuromuscular disorders — Friedreich’s ataxia and Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, or FSHD, both of which typically lead to the need of a wheelchair by young adulthood. A UF team…

Congratulations Dr. Subramony!

Congratulations to Dr. Subramony on the funding of the a Global, multi-stakeholder, consortium launched to study neuroimaging biomarkers for Friedreich Ataxia.   A Natural History Study to TRACK Brain and Spinal Cord Changes in Individuals with Friedreich Ataxia (TRACK-FA) The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and partner organizations proudly announce…

Quantitative Separation of Tremor and Ataxia in Essential Tremor

Congratulations Drs. Hess, Foote, Okun, Shukla, and Vaillancourt on the publication of “Quantitative Separation of Tremor and Ataxia in Essential Tremor.”  This article was published in the May 17th edition of Annuals of Neurology.   Abstract Objective This study addresses a very important problem in Neurology, distinguishing tremor and ataxia…

Changes in Midline Tremor and Gait Following Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor

Congratulations Drs. Masa-aki Higuchi, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Kelly D. Foote, Michael S. Okun & Chris J. Hass, on the publication of  “Changes in Midline Tremor and Gait Following Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor.”  This article was published in the latest issue of Tremor & Other Hyperkinet Movement Disorders. Abstract Background:…

UF Health Neurology AAN Annual Meeting participation

Check out UF Health’s involvement in the AAN Annual Meeting, a week-long event that will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The gathering “offers innovative, unique, and creative experiences throughout the week served up in exciting and inspirational formats to fuel your mind, body, and spirit.” American…

Congratulations Dr. Subramony

Dr. Subramony was the recipient of a “FARA – Ron Bartek Acting Together Award” for promoting research to find a cure for Friedreich Ataxia.

Postural Tremor and Ataxia Progression in Spinocerebellar Ataxias

Congratulations Dr. Guangbin Xia and Dr. S.H. Subramony on the publication of “Postural Tremor and Ataxia Progression in Spinocerebellar Ataxias,” which was published in Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements.   Abstract Background: Postural tremor can sometimes occur in spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs). However, the prevalence and clinical characteristics of postural tremor in…