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Experimental brain surgery to treat OCD – Gainesville Sun article

Published: Feb 24th, 2009

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of an experimental form of brain surgery to treat extreme cases of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD.

Synchrotron sheds light on Parkinson’s onset – Medical Physics Web

Published: Feb 18th, 2009

An estimated 4 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease – a complex neurodegenerative disorder that varies greatly among affected individuals. Better understanding of the brain chemistry that leads to the onset of this disease could ultimately contribute to improved therapeutic approaches, as well as help scientists to develop MRI-based methods of early detection and diagnosis.

New leader takes helm at UF’s Neuroscience department

New leader takes helm at UF’s Neuroscience department

Published: Feb 4th, 2009

Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D., has been appointed Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine, joining the growing ranks of women who lead basic science […]

Cellular ‘brakes’ by slow memory process in aging brains

Published: Dec 10th, 2008

University of Florida researchers may have discovered why some brain cells necessary for healthy memory can survive old age or disease, while similar cells hardly a hairsbreadth away die.

Obesity risk linked to history of chronic ear infections

Published: Aug 14th, 2008

More than 5 million children cope with the agonizing ache of ear infection annually, but a new discovery suggests damage to taste nerves caused by the common childhood ailment might increase the risk of obesity later in life, say University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers.

UF movement disorders expert named co-editor of global Web site

Published: Aug 13th, 2008

Hubert H. Fernandez, M.D., an associate professor of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, co-director of the Movement Disorders Center at the McKnight Brain Institute and director of clinical trials for movement disorders, has been elected co-medical editor of the Web site for the Movement Disorder Society.

Neurological groups laud UF researcher

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.

Improved estrogen reception may sharpen fuzzy memory

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.

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.