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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 Researcher Published in The Journal of Neuroscience

CTRND faculty member Dr. Yona Levites has a paper published in the April 22, 2015 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Levites comments,  “A study looking at anti-amyloid properties of a naturally occurring human monoclonal antibody. This is a first time we were able to demonstrate that an antibody cloned from…

CTRND Researchers Publish in PNAS

Jenna Leclerc, an MD-PhD student, and her CTRND faculty member adviser Dr. Sylvain Doré have had an article published in the January 12th issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (“PNAS”).  The research focused on genetic predictors of hemorrhagic stroke complications.  You…

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…

CTRND Faculty Promoted

Congratulations are due to Dr. Sylvain Doré for his promotion to the rank of Professor in recognition of his contributions to the students of the University of Florida!…