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Parkinson’s progression biomarker covered in UF Explore Magazine

Published: Dec 16th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a way to measure the progression of Parkinson disease through brain imaging. See our original post on this research here. This discovery […]

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

Published: May 29th, 2015

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of disease-related degeneration” that turns out to […]

Doctors McFarland and Price receive UF awards

Published: Jun 18th, 2014

Dr. Catherine Price, faculty in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, is researching Parkinson’s disease & cognition, […]

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) for Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Dec 3rd, 2013

People with Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders often develop swallowing disorders, also referred to as dysphagia. A swallowing disorder can affect your ability to move food in your mouth or […]

Parkinson’s Research: Update on Apathy

Published: Sep 16th, 2013

Lizabeth Jordan and Drs. Bowers, Okun and Zahodne recently published their research into apathy in Parkinson’s disease. Over time many individuals with Parkinson disease seem to lose their “get up […]

Stopping Cholesterol Drugs and the Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Jul 20th, 2013

Read about this important topic that broke in the news yesterday online in Neurology. Dr. Okun reviews the paper and give some practical tips on Cholesterol therapy and Parkinson’s disease, and […]

The Theory that Parkinson’s Disease Would Disappear Following the Flu Epidemic

Published: Jul 17th, 2013

Two medical students at the University of Florida Center for movement disorders and neurorestoration write about the demise of two Harvard neurologist’s theory that Parkinson’s disease would disappear as all […]

Apathy in PD and the related anhedonia and behavioral deficits – Research Report

Published: Jun 26th, 2013

The neurospsychology team led by Dr. Dawn Bowers published a report on patients with Parkinson Disease & apathy in the Movement Disorders journal. Hedonic and behavioral deficits associated with apathy […]

The Importance of Improving Pre-DBS Surgery Screening for Impulse Control Disorders

Published: Jun 24th, 2013

Dr. Nawaz Hack from the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration presented the results of his research in Sydney Australia on the importance of screening and follow-up in patients with […]

Florida Researcher Introduces a New Imaging Technique for Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Published: Jun 23rd, 2013

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration researcher Dr. David Vaillancourt was featured on the front page of the Gainesville Sun for his recent publication on a new […]