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CTRND Announcements

Partnership with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure

  The CTRND has formed a partnership with the Tyler’s Hope Organization. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. Dystonia can affect any part of the body including the…

CTRND Researchers Highlight the Role of Protein Misfolding in ALS

In work supported by the ALS association, CTRND researchers have had a paper published in Acta Neuropathologica in which they shed light on a potential mechanism for the spread of ALS through the Central Nervous System.  This provides a potential target for the development of a gene therapy for the…

CTRND Neuroscientists Demonstrate Link Between Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

CTRND faculty members Jada Lewis and Benoit Giasson along with UF graduate student Rachel Bailey and Jason P. Covy of Stanford University have reported in Acta Neuropathologica their discovery of a biological mechanism linking Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Their NIH/NINDS funded research focused on the LRRK2 (“lerk two”) enzyme…


Come Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at University of Florida College of Medicine.