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Archive for 2009



Family fights for cure

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Faculty in the News, Neurology

The Staab family and the McKnight Brain Institute lead an effort to find the cause and a cure for dystonia.

A legacy of humanism

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Surgery

UF surgeons name the first recipient of the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award.

Robert Watson offers his perspective on humanism in medicine

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Guest Column, Surgery

Dr. Robert Watson, former senior associate dean for the College of Medicine, was the guest lecturer during the first annual Hugh Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker and Humanitarian Award presentation Wednesday, June 10.

Former College of Medicine anatomy department chairman dies

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Faculty in the News

Michael Ross, Ph.D., passed away after more than 30 years of service to the UF College of Medicine’s department of anatomy and cell biology.

Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply

By • Jun 12th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

UF researchers use new gene therapy method to disrupt cancer growth by using a synthetic protein to induce clotting in tumor blood vessels.

Fatal brain disease at work well before symptoms appear

By • Jun 10th, 2009 • Category: Neuroscience

University of Florida scientists have discovered why a paralyzing brain disorder speeds along more rapidly in some patients than others — a finding that may finally give researchers an entry point toward an effective treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

By • Jun 10th, 2009 • Category: Surgery, Top Stories

Using MRI technology, a UF researcher’s findings suggests a new way to assess whether or not breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.