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HIV drug shows potential to combat genetic form of dystonia in preclinical study

A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily, leading to repetitive or twisting movements that limit independence and might also cause…

HIV drug shows potential to combat form of dystonia in preclinical study

A new study found that ritonavir, an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV, restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. The preclinical findings, featured on the cover of August’s edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, identified ritonavir as a drug candidate with disease-modifying…

UF neurologists featured in Clinical Neurology Update

University of Florida neurologists Michael Okun, M.D. and Michael Jaffee, M.D., are featured in a recent edition of Clinical Neurology Update, from the NEJM Group. The edition includes a roundtable discussion summary about advances in Parkinson’s disease led by Okun, chair of UF neurology and editor of Clinical Neurology Update, and…

Tattoo artist destigmatizes tic disorder

Tics are “a movement or a sound or a series of movements that a person tends to have in a repetitive way,” said Dr. Irene Malaty, a neurologist and director of University of Florida Health’s Tourette Syndrome Association Center of Excellence. “They usually experience a discomfort or urge that makes…