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Understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging

Published: December 5th, 2016

Adam Woods, Ph.D., an assistant professor and assistant program director for UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory in the MBI, discusses his research using cutting-edge neuroscience methods to investigate the […]

Powerful new 3T MRI comes to the MBI

Published: November 30th, 2016

The Siemens 3T MRI/S is a state-of-the-art $3 million scanner that has the strongest gradients available for human imaging, advanced motion correction capabilities and increased scanning flexibility. The new 3T will […]

2016 MBI Fellowship awardees announced

Published: September 22nd, 2016

The MBI Fellowships were established to support students and fellows conducting neuroscience and brain-related research in MBI-affiliated labs. This year’s awardees: Sarah A. Johnson, postdoctoral associate in the department of […]

Ken Marx named new MBI director of operations

Published: August 29th, 2016

The MBI welcomes Ken Marx as its new director of operations. Marx, who previously served as chief administrator for UF’s department of emergency medicine for 15 years, succeeds Kelly Sharp, […]

New console for the 11.1 tesla

Published: August 16th, 2016

In August at the MagLab, engineers installed a new “control center” for one of our magnet systems that will result in faster experimental set-up times, more sensitive readings and detailed information […]

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson’s treatment

Published: August 16th, 2016

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression. University of Florida researchers used functional magnetic […]

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ leads to ALS breakthrough

Published: August 4th, 2016

In an interview with TV-20 News in Gainesville, James Wymer, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at UF Health, discusses a breakthrough in ALS research linked to money raised through the viral “Ice Bucket […]

Michael Jaffee, M.D.

Even presidential candidates need sleep

Published: August 4th, 2016

Sleep is essential for good executive functioning and good general health. So how do candidates keep up the grueling demands of their schedules? Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., vice chair of UF’s […]

UF Health Neuromedicine ranked 21st nationally

Published: August 4th, 2016

UF Health Neuromedicine climbed 19 spots from last year to 21st in the country, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s hospitals. […]

National MagLab hosts coil-building workshop at MBI

Published: June 23rd, 2016

The National MagLab site at the McKnight Brain Institute hosted five scientists from across North America in June to teach the theory and practice of radio frequency (RF) coils. RF […]