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UF Neuroscience students investigate precision therapeutic targets for COVID-19

A new review led by a team of UF College of Medicine graduate students evaluates the efficacy of preclinical and clinical drugs that precisely target the COVID-19 replication cycle and suggests that a multi-drug cocktail aimed at specific proteins could be the most effective strategy to limit the disease’s spread and treat patients who are already infected.

Yuxing Xia defends thesis on April 1

On April 1, 2021, Yuxing Xia, MD-PhD student, defended his dissertation entitled "Pathogenic tau recruits wild-type tau into brain inclusions and promotes brain-gut degeneration in tau SPAM mice."

Read the latest from Tansey group

Professor of Neuroscience at UF, Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph. D., reviews LRRK2 as the missing link between inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson's disease (PD). More specifically, this review article looked into the scientific studies associating inflammatory bowel disease with Parkinson's through the LRRK2 gene which is involved in inflammatory activity in the gut, blood and brain.

Read the latest from Croft and Golde

From UF Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease New preclinical research led by UF neuroscientists shows that tau proteins, considered a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, build up in brain cells of mice and continue to be cleared. The novel finding published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica indicates that…