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MBI director honored by Italian scientists, leaders

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.

UF College of Medicine honors neurologist for life’s work

Published: Jun 23rd, 2008

The main course was clearly visible on the dinner tray, yet the patient wondered why the hospital only served vegetables.

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

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.

Gold named chair of UF Psychiatry Department

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.

Brain stem cell sensitive to space radiation

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.

Club drugs inflict damage similar to traumatic brain injury

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.

UF appoints new director of Center for Structural Biology

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.

The future of medicine: Insert chip cure disease?

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.

UF Psychiatry chaiman to serve in NIMH research post

Published: Jul 20th, 2007

The chairman of the University of Florida’s psychiatry department is taking a leave of absence to fill a key leadership position for the National Institute of Mental Health.