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A new Siemens 3T MRI/S scanner is part of extensive renovations at the McKnight Brain Institute. The state-of-the-art $3 million scanner that has the strongest gradients available for human imaging, advanced motion correction capabilities and increased scanning flexibility.

MBI opens new state-of-the-art labs

Published: Oct 19th, 2017

Newly renovated high-tech labs supporting cognitive aging and human MRI-based research are now up and running at the MBI.

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 […]

Glioblastoma: Symptoms, treatment, research, hope

Published: Jul 21st, 2017

What do we know about the type of brain cancer with which Senator John McCain has been diagnosed?

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 […]

3D modeling helps plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons complete cranial reconstruction

Published: Jun 8th, 2017

Flanked by a surgery resident and a technician, surgeon Jessica Ching, M.D., holds a 3D model of a patient’s skull. She carefully turns the model over in her hands, considering […]

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.

Laura Ranum selected as AAAS fellow

Published: Jan 27th, 2017

Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics, has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes those who […]

Sara Burke to receive APA award

Published: Jan 27th, 2017

Sara N. Burke, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of neuroscience, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area […]

How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

Published: Dec 20th, 2016

UF Health psychiatrist Jamie Smolen, M.D., writes about the effects of alcohol use on the brain in a new essay that’s getting picked up by news outlets nationwide. Dr. Smolen […]