‘Research Institutes’ Category

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UF scientist awarded two NIH grants for studies of genetic disorders

Feb 9, 2001 • By

University of Florida pediatric geneticist Dr. Daniel J. Driscoll has been awarded two new National Institutes of Health grants that together total more than $1.2 million in research funds and salary support. Driscoll is the first University of Florida faculty member to receive the prestigious K24 Midcareer Investigator Award, which is intended to encourage physician […]

McKnights’ gift to UF’s brain institute aids drive to discover why memory loss often occurs with aging

Feb 9, 2001 • By Arline Phillips-Han

Today’s unveiling of a new name for the University of Florida Brain Institute also featured the announcement of a “Molecules to Mind” research campaign to define why many people lose memory as they grow older. Institute Executive Director William Luttge announced the campaign during the campus ceremony at which the institute was named for the […]

Public forum on “breast health” to feature panel of leading breast cancer experts

Feb 6, 2001 • By Arline Phillips-Han

A public forum on “What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Omni Hotel in Jacksonville. Women and men concerned about breast cancer, including those with a family history or personal encounter with the disease, will have special interest in this three-hour program. The event is an […]

UF researchers: Heat kills inoperable liver tumors without initiating onslaught of harmful hormones

Feb 1, 2001 • By

The hottest new weapon in the surgeon’s arsenal against liver cancer uses heat instead of cold, a shift that could put the freeze on what until now has been the standard therapy for inoperable tumors. What’s more, it’s easy, cheap and considerably less risky to perform than surgery or using cold to zap malignancies. Now […]

Celebration set for naming brain institute building at UF

Feb 1, 2001 • By Arline Phillips-Han

Public ceremonies are scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, for naming the campuswide University of Florida Brain Institute in honor of its largest private donors—the late Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight. UF President Charles E. Young will serve as host for the half-hour program outside the institute’s entrance on Newell Drive at the […]

UF Shands Cancer Center named to nationwide association of cancer institutes

Jan 31, 2001 • By

The University of Florida Shands Cancer Center has been named to the Association of American Cancer Institutes, an organization of the United States’ leading academic and free-standing cancer centers dedicated to cancer research, treatment, prevention, early diagnosis and education. Established in 1959, the association was among the first to realize the benefits of forming a […]

UF neuroscientist receives grant to study brain’s processing of sound

Jan 26, 2001 • By Vicki White

University of Florida faculty member Purvis Bedenbaugh has won a $232,000 grant to study the brain’s processing of a variety of background and foreground sounds. Bedenbaugh, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine’s neuroscience department who also is affiliated with UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, received the grant from the […]

UF named data center as four national pediatric cancer groups merge

Aug 31, 2000 • By

In the race for the control – and even cure of – childhood cancer, researchers recognize there’s strength in numbers. During the past 25 years, many of the major treatment breakthroughs have arisen out of the collaborative efforts of research groups across the continent. Now, in the ongoing quest to accelerate those discoveries, clinicians will […]

UF researchers attract federal funding for brain rehabilitation program

Jul 27, 2000 • By Vicki White

After years of believing that brain damage from strokes and other injuries was irreversible, researchers are growing optimistic that with the right combination of medicine and rehabilitation, they can inspire the brain to form new pathways to regain some lost functions. With that goal in mind, a team of scientists from the University of Florida’s […]

UF researcher: Gene therapy effective in animal studies of Parkinson’s disease

Jul 20, 2000 • By Vicki White

An international team of scientists has reversed some of the effects of Parkinson’s disease in rats with a drug-induced form of the progressive movement disorder. By inserting corrective genes into the brain, researchers were able to trigger the regeneration of a critical bundle of nerve fibers. The new growth was linked to significant – but […]

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