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Club drugs inflict damage similar to traumatic brain injury

Published: November 29th, 2007

What do suffering a traumatic brain injury and using club drugs have in common? University of Florida researchers say both may trigger a similar chemical chain reaction in the brain, leading to cell death, memory loss and potentially irreversible brain damage.

UF appoints new director of Center for Structural Biology

Published: August 6th, 2007

The University of Florida College of Medicine has named Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, the new director of the Center for Structural Biology.

The future of medicine: Insert chip cure disease?

Published: July 24th, 2007

Imagine a chip, strategically placed in the brain, that could prevent epileptic seizures or allow someone who has lost a limb to control an artificial arm just by thinking about it.

UF Psychiatry chaiman to serve in NIMH research post

Published: July 20th, 2007

The chairman of the University of Florida’s psychiatry department is taking a leave of absence to fill a key leadership position for the National Institute of Mental Health.