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Spring 2014

Women milk horses in Tuv Aimag, Mongolia. Photo by Gregory Gray.

New grant addresses zoonotic diseases in Mongolia

In a new project led by Dr. Gregory Gray, UF will partner with Mongolian agencies to train multidisciplinary teams to develop zoonotic disease prevention and control techniques.

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Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in women who are pregnant

Researchers led by Dr. Xiaohui Xu found that heavy exposure to four air pollutants led to a significantly increased risk for developing a high blood pressure disorder during pregnancy.

In an illustration of the brain of a person with Parkinson’s disease, white matter fibers connect to the caudate nuclei. Both are key structures involved in cognitive processing speed, and are a focus of a new UF investigation. Image data collected from a previous NIH-funded study led by Dr. Catherine Price. Illustration by Dr. Jared Tanner.

University of Florida receives $2.1 million to investigate dementia in Parkinson’s disease

Researchers led by Dr. Catherine Price have received a $2.1 million grant to better understand different types of cognitive difficulties that affect patients with Parkinson’s.