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BTIP team honored at annual SNO meeting

Published: November 20th, 2017

A strong showing by the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program team at this year’s Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting included a Top 5 Poster Award for Drs. Loic Deleyrolle and Lan Hoang-Minh.

What a Parkinson’s diagnosis means for those in their 60s and 70s

Published: November 20th, 2017

On Nov. 17, Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, disclosed his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Dr. Michael Okun, UF neurology chair and Parkinson’s Foundation medical director, says the disease is manageable with personalized treatment.

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MBI team’s discovery selected as Hot Topic at SfN meeting

Published: November 13th, 2017

Delayed gratification research conducted by Dr. Jennifer Bizon’s lab receives Society for Neuroscience honor at world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.

MBI Research Evening – Pre-SfN Data Blitz

Published: November 9th, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, dozens of researchers from eight departments participated in the McKnight Brain Institute Research Evening — Pre-Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Data Blitz event.

Dr. Michael S. Okun hosts Reddit Science AMA

Published: November 3rd, 2017

Okun answers Reddit users’ questions about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

MBI researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology in dolphins

Published: November 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: August 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: July 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: July 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: June 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 […]