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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 […]

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What is the link between Parkinson’s and Ali’s death?

While Muhammad Ali knocked out a slew of boxing greats inside the ring, his toughest battle was that against Parkinson’s disease. Michael Okun, M.D., chair of the UF Department of Neurology […]

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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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“Bath salt” drug spurs psychosis-like condition in the brain, UF Health study finds

“Bath salt” drug spurs psychosis-like condition in the brain, UF Health study finds

June 8, 2016

The use of psychoactive “bath salts” — illegal synthetic drugs not related to the colored crystalline compounds for softening bathwater — can induce a condition in the brain similar to that of...

Striving to carry on the legacy of psychiatrist Richard Christensen, who lived to serve

Striving to carry on the legacy of psychiatrist Richard Christensen, who lived to serve

April 28, 2016

The life and work of Richard C. Christensen, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida who served the homeless population for 25 years, were honored April 22 by colleagues and the...

Lower-carb diet slows growth of aggressive brain tumor in mouse models

Lower-carb diet slows growth of aggressive brain tumor in mouse models

April 14, 2016

University of Florida Health researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet.

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National MagLab hosts coil-building workshop at MBI

The National MagLab site at the McKnight Brain Institute hosted five scientists from across North America in June to teach the theory and practice of radio frequency (RF) coils. RF […]

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MBI hosts Neuromedicine Summer Seminar Series

On Mondays this summer, the MBI will host a noontime seminar series. Speakers on July 11 are: Jeremy McIntyre, Ph.D., on novel mechanisms of neuromodulation in the olfactory bulb Matthew Sarkisian, […]

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New UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital to open in 2018

Two new hospitals –  the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital and the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital – are currently under construction and set to become the Southeast’s most advanced center for […]

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New MBI fact sheet published

The MBI’s mission is to understand how normal central nervous system development and function contribute to higher cognitive functions, including lifelong learning and memory, through complex interactive neural circuitries that produce all […]