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New MBI director named

New MBI director named

Published: September 6th, 2010

A leading authority in neurology and translational research has been named the new executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. […]

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 […]

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.”

Brain Awareness Week Seminar

Brain Awareness Week Seminar

Published: March 10th, 2010

Radiosurgery: 20 years of Translational Research at the University of Florida Hosted by: William A. Friedman, M.D. Professor & Chairman Department of Neurosurgery Special Interests Brain tumor surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, […]