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Parkinson’s, Dystonia & Movement Disorders

Even the simplest body movements require communication between the central nervous system, nerves and muscles. If any of these are affected, it can lead to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or another movement disorder.

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Alzheimer’s, Memory, Dementia, and MS

Including Alzheimer’s, there are more than 100 types of conditions related to a loss in the brain functions responsible for thinking, some of which are treatable.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders

ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a violent blow to the head or body by an external force, which causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.

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in the news

How Phishing Attacks Trick Our Brains

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Phishing is the most common form of cyberattack and still growing. The reason it’s so effective, according to research at the University of Florida…

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Tansey featured on TV news in Sydney for keynote

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Malú Tansey, Ph.D., director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, was featured on a TV newscast, sharing…

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Neuro Heavy Hitters: Michael Okun

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Michael Okun helps patients manage debilitating diseases. Read the bio on Dr. Okun who helps patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other…

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