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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 […]

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 […]

Depression a major factor in Parkinson patients’ care

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

Depression is not detected early enough or treated aggressively enough according to data and recommendations from the National Parkinson Foundation’s Quality Improvement Initiative “Report to the Community”. USA Today interviewed Dr. Michael […]

UF Graduate Student Finds Pupils Normal, But Eye Movements Impaired in Parkinson

Published: Oct 10th, 2012

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration graduate student Jenna Dietz studied the pupils, and also eye movements in Parkinson’s disease patients.  Jenna, a member of the Bower’s […]

Recent Respiratory Muscle Strength Training publications

Published: Oct 9th, 2012

Our speech & swallowing therapists and researchers, Drs. Christine Sapienza, Michelle Troche, John Rosenbek and several others on their team continue to push forward their field of research and bring what […]