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Archive for 2009



UF scientists construct ‘off switch’ for Parkinson therapy

By • Sep 11th, 2009 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience

Research at UF suggests how new, therapeutic genes that have been irrevocably delivered to the human brain to treat Parkinson’s can be controlled if the genes unexpectedly start causing problems.

Acclaimed genetics researchers to visit UF

By • Sep 11th, 2009 • Category: Event

Five internationally acclaimed genetics researchers will present findings at Florida Genetics 2009, the annual symposium of the UF Genetics Institute.

MBI Discovery prompts development of space radiation sensors

By • Sep 11th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous

A discovery by McKnight Brain Institute scientists about the effects of cosmic radiation on stem cells has prompted development of new measures to protect astronauts.

Retired UF faculty member to receive award at ARTERY 9

By • Sep 9th, 2009 • Category: Awards

Wilmer Nichols, Ph.D., former director of basic cardiovascular research at UF’s College of Medicine, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award Friday from ARTERY, the Association for Research in Arterial Structure and Physiology.