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Introducing the first Dystonia Educational Day Center at the UFMDC

Published: October 20th, 2009

The Tyler’s Hope Center for Comprehensive Dystonia Care is pleased to introduce the first Dystonia Educational Day Center which will be held on Friday, November 13th.  The program will run from […]

Allied Team Training for PD at UF Site

Published: October 14th, 2009

Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease was hosted at the University of Florida Gainesville– Movement Disorders Center site (Sept 30-Oct 4).  Teams came from all over the country to train […]

UF Publishes Study on ER Encounters and DBS

Published: October 14th, 2009

UF just published a study in this month’s Journal of Neurology citing that most ER encounters are not DBS related– We must remember to take care of the whole patient. […]

Canada’s Globe & Mail interviews Michael J. Fox on his Foundation

Published: October 2nd, 2009

Michael J. Fox sits down with the Globe and Mail to talk about Parkinson Disease and his research foundation. The foundation demands that scientists share results and tools, and it […]

Tyler’s Hope Comprehensive Care Center Website Launch

Published: September 9th, 2009

Together with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure, the UFMDC invites you to view our new dystonia website dedicated to our Comprehensive Dystonia Care Center. Our team includes specialized physicians, […]

UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy

Published: August 31st, 2009

Please read the complete article here. Excerpts follow: Together, the findings suggest that gene therapy to enable the brain to retain its ability to produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that falls […]

Dystonia Awareness Day on Twitter

Published: August 4th, 2009

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has a Twitter account and they put out the call for dystonia sufferers and anyone else to tweet about dystonia on one particular day, […]

Dystonia and DBS article from Palm Beach Post

Published: July 7th, 2009

This is an older article from the Palm Beach Post in 2007 about one of our patients. One mother’s walking miracle – By Rachel Sauer – Sunday, May 13, 2007 […]

FGATIR – New imaging method for visualizing DBS targets developed at UF

FGATIR – New imaging method for visualizing DBS targets developed at UF

Published: June 24th, 2009

We have recently developed and employed a Fast Gray Matter Acquisition T1 Inversion Recovery (FGATIR – pronounced F-gator) 3T MRI sequence to more reliably visualize the structures targeted in deep […]

Tyler’s Hope and UFMDC featured on CNN

Published: June 22nd, 2009

See the video here: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/conditions/06/10/dystonia.tylers.hope/