Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Parkinson’s Disease Research Led by UWF Professor

A University of West Florida (UWF) research team recently conducted a study regarding Parkinson’s disease in the Usha Kundu, M.D., College of Health Department of Exercise Science and Community Health. The UWF team’s research demonstrates in animal models how regular endurance exercise regenerates dopaminergic neurons destroyed by Parkinson’s disease, thus reversing motor impairment.  ..

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
German TV Show Features Mission of Naples-Based Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

The popular German TV show, Nano, on 3 SAT, which some liken to America’s “60 Minutes”, recently presented as its lead segment an interview with Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc., and his wife Rainey, Vice President, discussing the possibility that germs might play a role in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Naples-based public benefit corporation seeks to accelerate and deepen scientific investigations into the possible role of infectious agents as the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease. ..

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A Florida Atlantic University (FAU) study has found that “skinny fat” –  the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is part of the natural aging process, as well as obesity both negatively impact overall health and cognitive function, their coexistence poses an even higher threat, surpassing their individual effects. ..

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Monday, June 04, 2018
FAU Neuroscientist Discusses Myths and Truths About Alzheimer’s Disease
June is World Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  Approximately 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., a Florida Atlantic University faculty member and one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country, discusses eight myths and truths about the condition. .. Read More
Monday, May 07, 2018
New Movement Monitoring System Helping Prevent Falls in the Elderly

University of South Florida (USF) researchers are utilizing technology that allows BMW’s vehicle assembly lines to run more efficiently to accurately indicate when residents in assisted living facilities are at increased risk of falling. ..

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
UF develops online screening tool to help caregivers identify at-risk older drivers

The University of Florida has launched a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify drivers age 65 and older who may be at risk for driving problems. ..

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
UF Institute on Aging wins major grant for research to help older adults stay healthy

The University of Florida Institute on Aging has been awarded a major grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging that is expected to total $5.2 million over five years. The award, in renewed support of the UF Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, will fund studies to better understand the biological and behavioral processes that lead to physical disability in older adults, and to develop and test disability prevention and rehabilitation therapies. ..

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Monday, May 21, 2012
UF: New research dashes notions of benign brain plaque

The time may have come to scrub the idea that brain plaque — deposits of protein that clog passages between brain cells — might not be all that bad. University of Florida researchers have discovered that people with no signs of dementia during their lives, even though their brains contained the debris typical of Alzheimer’s disease, probably would have experienced health problems had they lived longer, according to a study to appear this week in the open access journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. ..

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Middle-age spread: FSU study shows range of perceptions about when midlife begins

In a paper published in the journal Advances in Life Course Research, Florida State University researcher Anne Barrett examines how people view the start and end of middle age. ..

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost

A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable. ..

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