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MBI researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology in dolphins

Published: Nov 1st, 2017

Autopsy studies of dolphins washed ashore on the beaches of Spain revealed the telltale pathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

MBI researchers shed light on process of neurodegeneration

Published: Aug 17th, 2017

Over the last few years, there has been great interest in learning more about the proteins that accumulate in brains affected by various neurodegenerative disorders and the idea that these […]

In a photo demonstration, Adam Woods, Ph.D., shows how transcranial direct current stimulation would work on a patient. The model, Dr. Robert Thoburn, is not in the clinical trial. Thoburn, 79, exercises regularly to stay fit in body and mind.

Understanding the Aging Brain

Published: Jul 21st, 2017

At the McKnight Brain Institute, teams of researchers are striving to find techniques to help multitudes of seniors to remain independent and active and enjoy life. The latest issue of […]

Hunt for a cure: Facial pain group funds UF’s hunt for cure for trigeminal neuralgia, related neuropathic pain

Published: Jul 19th, 2017

Researchers from a variety of disciplines at UF are on a mission to cure one of modern medicine’s least understood and most painful conditions: trigeminal neuralgia, or TN. Read the […]

My doctor says there’s a guideline for my treatment – but is it right for me?

Published: Mar 10th, 2017

Melissa Armstrong, M.D., assistant professor in the department of neurology, writes in a new essay for The Conversation about the use of health care guidelines.

Understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging

Published: Dec 5th, 2016

Adam Woods, Ph.D., an assistant professor and assistant program director for UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory in the MBI, discusses his research using cutting-edge neuroscience methods to investigate the […]

New console for the 11.1 tesla

Published: Aug 16th, 2016

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

Published: Aug 16th, 2016

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 […]

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ leads to ALS breakthrough

Published: Aug 4th, 2016

In an interview with TV-20 News in Gainesville, James Wymer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at UF Health, discusses a breakthrough in ALS research linked to money raised through the viral “Ice Bucket […]

Michael Jaffee, M.D.

Even presidential candidates need sleep

Published: Aug 4th, 2016

Sleep is essential for good executive functioning and good general health. So how do candidates keep up the grueling demands of their schedules? Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., vice chair of UF’s […]