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Nikolaus McFarland

Dr. Nikolaus McFarland is a movement disorders expert with special interest in atypical parkinsonisms/Parkinson-plus disorders. He directs the PSP/Atypical Parkinson's clinical-research program here at UF. He has a research lab that focus on understanding the pathological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and parkinsonian disorders.

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers. What is nilotinib (Tasigna)? Nilotinib is a FDA approved cancer drug for approved for use in certain types of chronic leukemia. Nilotinib is a protein kinase inhibitor that works by blocking abnormal protein signals which tell cancer cells to divide and multiply. The…

CurePSP Family Conceference Comes to Gainesville, FL

CurePSP is a foundation for PSP / CBD and related brain diseases. This year the CurePSP is holding its 2015 Southeastern Family Conference here in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00am – 4:15pm at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel near the…

New Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Information Page

Primer with Ten Common Questions and Answers We recently updated our UF Information Page on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Dr. McFarland has written a basic primer for PSP and here discusses ten common questions about the disease and provides basic answers for patients and families. What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy…

Sunshine Eagles 4518 Gives $2K to the UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration

We would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sunshine Eagles #4518, for recently donating $2000 to the Center. The donation efforts on behalf of Parkinson disease were headed up by Terri Cole (pictured on right) and supported by Eagles 4518 President, Edward Kellar. The Sunshine Eagles 4518 are truly a truly wonderful and generous group here in…