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UF movement disorders expert named co-editor of global Web site

Published: August 13th, 2008

Hubert H. Fernandez, M.D., an associate professor of neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, co-director of the Movement Disorders Center at the McKnight Brain Institute and director of clinical trials for movement disorders, has been elected co-medical editor of the Web site for the Movement Disorder Society.

Neurological groups laud UF researcher

Published: August 7th, 2008

Kenneth Heilman, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of neurology at the UF College of Medicine and a member of UF’s McKnight Brain Institute, was elected to honorary membership in the American Neurological Association, the highest honor the ANA can bestow.

Improved estrogen reception may sharpen fuzzy memory

Published: July 29th, 2008

Estrogen treatments may sharpen mental performance in women with certain medical conditions, but University of Florida researchers suggest that recharging a naturally occurring estrogen receptor in the brain may also clear cognitive cobwebs.

MBI director honored by Italian scientists, leaders

Published: June 26th, 2008

Dennis Steindler, executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, was honored for his contributions to neuroscience at a ceremony with officials from the Catholic University in Rome, the university’s teaching hospital — the Gemelli University Polyclinic — and the Italian government.

UF College of Medicine honors neurologist for life’s work

Published: June 23rd, 2008

The main course was clearly visible on the dinner tray, yet the patient wondered why the hospital only served vegetables.

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

Published: June 18th, 2008

Researchers studying embryonic stem cells have explored the first fork in the developmental road, getting a new look at what happens when fertilized eggs differentiate to build either an embryo or a placenta.

Gold named chair of UF Psychiatry Department

Published: February 20th, 2008

Mark Gold, M.D., an international authority on addiction medicine, has been named chairman of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry.

Brain stem cell sensitive to space radiation

Published: December 11th, 2007

Measures to protect astronauts from health risks caused by space radiation will be important during extended missions to the moon or Mars, say researchers in a paper currently online in Experimental Neurology.

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.