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TEDx Talk on Deep Brain Stimulation by UF MBI Neuroscientists

Published: April 5th, 2012

Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Kelly Foote deliver a compelling presentation about Deep Brain Stimulation titled “We Control Your Brain“, for the TEDxUF Series. Read more at the Center for […]

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UF Researchers Find Clues to Nicotine Addiction

Published: December 16th, 2011

Key molecule is linked to depressive symptoms of acute nicotine withdrawal and stress-induced relapse after tobacco cessation. (Photo by Victor Bezrukov, Flickr)

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Aggressive medical therapy could help prevent stroke

Published: September 8th, 2011

To prevent a common type of stroke, intensive medical therapy could be better by itself than in combination with surgery that props open affected arteries. But it remains to be […]

Seminar – Chemosensory learning and flavour: Perception, preference and intake – Dr. John Prescott

Published: September 6th, 2011

Together with the McKnight Brain Institute, the Center for Smell and Taste is pleased to present the first Chemical Senses Seminar for 2011-2012, entitled: Chemosensory learning and flavour: Perception, preference […]

14th Annual Vision Conference

Published: August 22nd, 2011

The Center for Vision Research at the University of Florida is hosting its 14th Annual Vision Conference on September 19-20, 2011 focused on ³Advances in Neuroprotection for the Eye.² The […]

UF scientists devise way to sort brain cells for potential transplants

Published: July 11th, 2011

University of Florida scientists have discovered a way to separate the neural wheat from the chaff during the process of generating brain cells for potential patient therapies. The technique, recently […]

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) Awards

Published: June 13th, 2011

Congratulations! The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to announce new Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) awards, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Congratulations to […]

Turning up the brain

Published: June 6th, 2011

The sounds echo in the low-lit operating room at Shands at UF — sometimes static, sometimes a pinging sound like a submarine. And sometimes, silence. Everyone is still and quiet […]

McKnight Foundation adds to UF research arsenal

Published: June 6th, 2011

Memory researcher Jennifer Lynn Bizon, Ph.D., is keenly aware that people’s brains age differently. In her life, she watched as one of her grandmothers coped with worsening dementia for 12 […]

Breaking through the problem of addiction

Published: June 6th, 2011

From doctors to professional athletes, when substance abuse or behavior becomes a problem, a new University of Florida psychiatrist helps get their careers back on course.