MBI News Category
Published: Aug 7th, 2008
Kenneth Heilman, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of neurology at the UF College of Medicine and a member of UF’s McKnight Brain Institute, was elected to honorary membership in the American Neurological Association, the highest honor the ANA can bestow.
Published: Jul 29th, 2008
Estrogen treatments may sharpen mental performance in women with certain medical conditions, but University of Florida researchers suggest that recharging a naturally occurring estrogen receptor in the brain may also clear cognitive cobwebs.
Published: Jun 26th, 2008
Dennis Steindler, executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, was honored for his contributions to neuroscience at a ceremony with officials from the Catholic University in Rome, the university’s teaching hospital — the Gemelli University Polyclinic — and the Italian government.
Published: Jun 23rd, 2008
The main course was clearly visible on the dinner tray, yet the patient wondered why the hospital only served vegetables.
Published: Jun 18th, 2008
Researchers studying embryonic stem cells have explored the first fork in the developmental road, getting a new look at what happens when fertilized eggs differentiate to build either an embryo or a placenta.
Published: Feb 20th, 2008
Mark Gold, M.D., an international authority on addiction medicine, has been named chairman of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry.
Published: Dec 11th, 2007
Measures to protect astronauts from health risks caused by space radiation will be important during extended missions to the moon or Mars, say researchers in a paper currently online in Experimental Neurology.
Published: Nov 29th, 2007
What do suffering a traumatic brain injury and using club drugs have in common? University of Florida researchers say both may trigger a similar chemical chain reaction in the brain, leading to cell death, memory loss and potentially irreversible brain damage.
Published: Aug 6th, 2007
The University of Florida College of Medicine has named Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, the new director of the Center for Structural Biology.
Published: Jul 24th, 2007
Imagine a chip, strategically placed in the brain, that could prevent epileptic seizures or allow someone who has lost a limb to control an artificial arm just by thinking about it.