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April 17, 2017 – Drug pair slows progression of muscular dystrophy in animal models

A pair of protein-inhibiting compounds is effective at slowing the progression of a form of muscular dystrophy in animal models, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found.

 


April 5, 2017 – UF conference attracts world’s leading muscle biology researchers

The University of Florida welcomed more than 300 researchers from around the world for the Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease conference March 8-10 in Gainesville


January 19, 2017 – NIH grants aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity

When we exercise, a cascade of benefits occurs, but researchers don’t know exactly what happens in the body to cause those benefits. Now, two teams at the University of Florida have received a total of approximately $11.6 million out of a $170 million push from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular changes that occur during physical activity.


April 18, 2016 – Building the research of muscle

A year after it was formed, the UF Myology Institute is gaining strength in the world of muscle biology research.

 

 


January 21, 2016 – Muscle meets metal

UF held its 14th Biennial Muscular Research Conference from Wednesday until today. The Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease symposium is an international conference on studying and combating muscle wasting diseases.

 


September 14, 2015 – Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at UF Health

University of Florida Health has been designated by the National Institutes of Health as one of six centers to help translate scientific findings into strategies to improve the lives of muscular dystrophy patients.  UF Health has received first-year funding of a 5-year, $10.76 million grant to study ways to address muscle degeneration caused by the disease.


December 9, 2014 – H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D. joins the Department of Pharmacology as The Thomas H. Maren, M.D., Eminent Scholar Chair

The Department of Pharmacology is honored to welcome Dr. H. Lee Sweeney to the faculty.  Dr. Sweeney will join the department as The Thomas H. Maren, M.D., Eminent Scholar Chair.