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Brian Hoh

Unlocking brain aneurysm

Brian Hoh, M.D., associate chair of neurosurgery and chief of the division of cerebrovascular surgery, discusses his research on the biologic mechanisms of brain aneurysm formation and rupture.

Dr. Michael Okun

Advocacy in dysphagia management: A neurologist’s perspective

Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. This installment of the podcast Down the Hatch, hosted by UF speech […]

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How a Team of Elite Doctors Changed the Military’s Stance on Brain Trauma

Michael Jaffee, M.D., (far left) vice chair of the UF Department of Neurology in the McKnight Brain Institute, served on the U.S. military’s Gray Team, which was featured on National Public Radio […]

Edgardo Rodriguez

Understanding neurodegenerative diseases

Edgardo Rodriguez-Lebron, Ph.D., explains how his research is leading to a better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. His work involves exploring why some neurons are vulnerable to disease and developing gene-based therapeutic […]

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Immunotherapy for brain cancer

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program in the MBI, discusses his research […]

Habibeh Khoshbouei

Studying the cell biology of drug addiction

    Habibeh Khoshbouei, Pharm.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience in the MBI, explains her research into dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in many brain-related functions.

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UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

September 23, 2016

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more...

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

Recruitment begins for landmark study of adolescent brain development

September 13, 2016

The University of Florida and 18 partnering institutions today will launch the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.

In memory of 9-year-old Leo, free tracking devices available to people with autism spectrum disorder

In memory of 9-year-old Leo, free tracking devices available to people with autism spectrum disorder

September 12, 2016

As the mom of a young child with autism spectrum disorder, Jovon Howard is hesitant to step away even for a few minutes to take a shower or wash the dishes. Her daughter, 6-year-old Jaliyah, is as...

UF Health Shands Hospital tied for top in state in 2016 U.S. News hospital rankings

UF Health Shands Hospital tied for top in state in 2016 U.S. News hospital rankings

August 2, 2016

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is now tied for top adult hospital in Florida, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s...

MBI Announcements

2016 MBI Fellowship awardees announced

The MBI Fellowships were established to support students and fellows conducting neuroscience and brain-related research in MBI-affiliated labs. This year’s awardees: Sarah A. Johnson, postdoctoral associate in the department of […]

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Ken Marx named new MBI director of operations

The MBI welcomes Ken Marx as its new director of operations. Marx, who previously served as chief administrator for UF’s department of emergency medicine for 15 years, succeeds Kelly Sharp, […]

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New console for the 11.1 tesla

In August at the MagLab, engineers installed a new “control center” for one of our magnet systems that will result in faster experimental set-up times, more sensitive readings and detailed information […]

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Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson’s treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression. University of Florida researchers used functional magnetic […]