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MBI scientists find link in humans between memory, nerve cell production

Published: August 26th, 2010

Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a University of Florida study now online in the journal Brain. The research […]

Tetsuo Ashizawa, M.D., is the chairman and the Melvin Greer professor of the department of neurology.

Unusual genetic mutation linked to disabling brain disease

Published: July 19th, 2010

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that contributes to a rare brain disease that causes patients to lose control of their coordination and movements. Writing in PLoS Genetics, scientists with […]

McKnight scientists, board members discuss clinical efforts to prevent memory loss

McKnight scientists, board members discuss clinical efforts to prevent memory loss

Published: June 25th, 2010

McKnight Brain Research Foundation scientists and board members gather at the first McKnight brain institute ever established: the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida.

Study finds Alzheimer’s patients have muted emotions

Published: June 25th, 2010

The finding may be useful for doctors assessing whether Alzheimer’s patients are clinically depressed.

MBI researchers receive $250,000 to study cell-based epilepsy treatment

Published: April 27th, 2010

University of Florida researchers will receive $250,000 to study an inventive cell-transfer therapy to treat cortical dysplasia, a condition where the brain develops abnormally before birth, causing severe epilepsy in […]

Dr. Irene Malaty is an assistant professor of neurology and National Parkinson Foundation medical director at the UF Movement Disorders Center.

Public invited to attend ‘Hopeful Day in Parkinson’s’ event

Published: April 16th, 2010

University of Florida doctors will be joined by an ultra-marathoner — a man accustomed to running more than 60 miles at a stretch — for the eighth annual Parkinson’s disease […]

MBI neurologist/AAN trustee drawn by 'thrill of discovery'

Published: April 13th, 2010

The quick five-year trajectory of Michael F. Waters, M.D., Ph.D., from recipient of the Raymond D. Adams Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Neurogenetics to American Academy of Neurology’s Foundation Board […]

Stroke program coordinator Justine Abram presented original research to an international audience at the nursing symposium during the International Stroke Conference in San Antonio. Her research concluded improved stroke patient care through the implementation of early response notification of impending stroke patients to SUF.

American Heart/Stroke Association lauds stroke program

Published: April 5th, 2010

The American Heart/Stroke Association recently awarded Shands at the University of Florida its Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award at the Association’s International Stroke Conference 2010 in San […]

UF to welcome McKnight scientists, board members

Published: April 1st, 2010

Leading neuroscientists and clinicians will discuss efforts to stave off age-related memory loss when the University of Florida hosts the McKnight Brain Research Foundation’s 3rd inter-Institutional meeting beginning April 28. […]

New findings back MBI researcher’s leptin-diabetes discovery

New findings back MBI researcher’s leptin-diabetes discovery

Published: March 17th, 2010

“Leptin is a reliable insulin substitute for type 1 and 2 diabetes.”