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As cases of Parkinson’s disease increase, community must demand funding, change

The odds of a person developing Parkinson’s disease over a lifetime are 1 in 15. It is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease and is overtaking Alzheimer’s for the top spot. That stunning growth curve foreshadows bankruptcy for many health-care systems, said Dr. Michael S. Okun of University of Florida health,…

The Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Toxic Chemicals

A new book calls the increasing prominence of Parkinson’s “a man-made pandemic.” Michael Richard Clifford, a 66-year-old retired astronaut living in Cary, N.C., learned before his third spaceflight that he had Parkinson’s disease. He was only 44 and in excellent health at the time, and had no family history of…

INTRODUCTION TO ADRD: CLINICAL AND MECHANISTIC PRINCIPLES

GMS 6757: INTRODUCTION TO ADRD: CLINICAL AND MECHANISTIC PRINCIPLES Directors: Paramita Chakrabarty, PhD and Jose F Abisambra, PhD Credits: 2 Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the third leading cause of death among older adults in the United States, with current estimates exceeding 5…

Stroke Symptoms and Medical Care

Dr. Anna Khanna explains the symptoms experienced by a person having a stroke and the need for appropriate and rapid medical response.

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Halting Secondary Brain Injury in Hypoxic-Ischemic Insults & Improving Accuracy in Neuroprognostication”   Carolina Maciel, MD, MSCR Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery Director of Research, Department of Neurocritical Care PO Box 100236 Gainesville, FL  32610…

Investigators earn Michael J. Fox Foundation award

Investigators at UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, or CTRND, earned a one-year, $200,000 award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Target Advancement Program to explore novel approaches to treat Parkinson’s disease. The award will fund a study to determine how targeting cannabinoid receptor 2, or CB2, could…