areas of focus

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

UF Bio Engineer Ayse Gunduz on Cover of Magazine

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Gunduz was featured on the cover of the magazine CrossLink for her contributions to the field, for breaking barriers,  and for receiving the…

UF Biomedical Engineer Ayse Gunduz featured on the cover of the magazine CrossLink for her contributions to the field, for breaking barriers, and for receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECAS).

Fixel Institute welcomes Edmond J. Safra Fellow

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In summer 2020, the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health will welcome Juan B. Toledo, M.D., Ph.D., a neurology resident at…

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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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