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Neuromedicine chairs to deliver updates

Published: Mar 16th, 2011

The four chairs of the University of Florida’s “neuromedicine” departments — neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and psychiatry — will discuss the latest research and medical initiatives from 2 p.m. to 3:30 […]

Brent Reynolds and colleagues have devised a way to use an algorithm to track populations of stem cells or cancer cells with stemlike properties.

Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies

Published: Jan 28th, 2011

‘Math is going to be the new microscope of the 21st century …’

Speech pathologist Christine Sapienza (right) helps patient Lou DeLaney use an Expiratory Muscle Strength Training device at the UF Speech and Hearing Center on Sept. 29, 2010. New UF research shows that EMST therapy can improve swallowing function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Jesse S. Jones/University of Florida)

Device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study. In what researchers believe […]

Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

“The prevailing clinical view is patients who are able to recover need to display early leg movement. The children in our studies displayed minimal or no movement, yet some were still able to make significant improvement.” — Dena Howland, an associate professor of neuroscience

New MBI director named

New MBI director named

Published: Sep 6th, 2010

A leading authority in neurology and translational research has been named the new executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. […]

MBI scientists find link in humans between memory, nerve cell production

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a University of Florida study now online in the journal Brain. The research […]

Tetsuo Ashizawa, M.D., is the chairman and the Melvin Greer professor of the department of neurology.

Unusual genetic mutation linked to disabling brain disease

Published: Jul 19th, 2010

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that contributes to a rare brain disease that causes patients to lose control of their coordination and movements. Writing in PLoS Genetics, scientists with […]

McKnight scientists, board members discuss clinical efforts to prevent memory loss

McKnight scientists, board members discuss clinical efforts to prevent memory loss

Published: Jun 25th, 2010

McKnight Brain Research Foundation scientists and board members gather at the first McKnight brain institute ever established: the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida.

Study finds Alzheimer’s patients have muted emotions

Published: Jun 25th, 2010

The finding may be useful for doctors assessing whether Alzheimer’s patients are clinically depressed.

MBI researchers receive $250,000 to study cell-based epilepsy treatment

Published: Apr 27th, 2010

University of Florida researchers will receive $250,000 to study an inventive cell-transfer therapy to treat cortical dysplasia, a condition where the brain develops abnormally before birth, causing severe epilepsy in […]