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Genetic Cause of ALS and Dementia Repaired by…

“We show for the first time that you can make brain-penetrant molecules that eliminate toxic gene products,” Disney said.

Scientists discuss results in a lab.

Joe G.N. ‘Skip’ Garcia, M.D., Named to Key UF…

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., a member of the National Academy of Medicine, has been named associate VP for research at UF Health. He will be…

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D.

Jupiter Scientist Courtney Miller Named…

Florida’s statewide biotechnology industry organization, BioFlorida, awarded its 2022 Weaver H. Gaines Entrepreneur of the Year award to Courtney…

Courtney Miller, Ph.D.

Fighting Free Radicals With Finesse

Bioresponsive sensor from Carroll lab activates antioxidants only when needed, provides a new tool for studying reactive oxygen species’ role in health and disease.

Free radical fighter

Dual-Action Breast Cancer Compounds Target Drug-Resistance

By distorting estrogen receptor shape in two different ways, compounds offer a two-for-one punch to estrogen-sensitive cancer cells.

Nettles lab designs dual-action breast cancer compound.

Potential ALS, Dementia Drug Targets RNA

The successful compound works by binding tightly to the disease-causing RNA in multiple places, while also attracting an enzyme that eliminates RNAs.

Induced neurons derived from ALS patients helped scientists test their compounds.

Wiring the Eyes to the Brain for Color Vision

Martemyanov lab at UF Scripps solves the mystery of how cones form their distinctive brain connections, giving humans and other animals their ability to see colors. 

Mouse retinal neurons from Martemyanov lab at UF Scripps.

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