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2017 Year in Review: McKnight Brain Institute

Published: Feb 8th, 2018

Read about our faculty and staff’s accomplishments in 2017.

TRACS check

Brain injury program gets creative support

Published: Jan 25th, 2018

Cindy LaRoe, M.D., had to give up her medical practice and her other passion — cycling — after an accident while racing left her with a traumatic brain injury.

MBI tour

March 12-18: Brain Awareness Week

Published: Jan 22nd, 2018

Join the MBI for several events during Brain Awareness Week, including the William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience, sponsored by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation; the annual conference of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience; and school visits.

Steven Munger

Scents and sensibility

Published: Dec 13th, 2017

At the McKnight Brain Institute, UF Center for Smell and Taste researchers are working to improve the lives of more than 16 million Americans with smell disorders.

Dr. Hoh discusses the toll of brain aneurysms

Published: Nov 22nd, 2017

Nov. 26 marks the anniversary of former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland’s tragic death due to a brain aneurysm.

BTIP team honored at annual SNO meeting

Published: Nov 20th, 2017

A strong showing by the Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program team at this year’s Society for Neuro-Oncology meeting included a Top 5 Poster Award for Drs. Loic Deleyrolle and Lan Hoang-Minh.

A new Siemens 3T MRI/S scanner is part of extensive renovations at the McKnight Brain Institute. The state-of-the-art $3 million scanner that has the strongest gradients available for human imaging, advanced motion correction capabilities and increased scanning flexibility.

MBI opens new state-of-the-art labs

Published: Oct 19th, 2017

Newly renovated high-tech labs supporting cognitive aging and human MRI-based research are now up and running at the MBI.

MBI researchers shed light on process of neurodegeneration

Published: Aug 17th, 2017

Over the last few years, there has been great interest in learning more about the proteins that accumulate in brains affected by various neurodegenerative disorders and the idea that these […]

In a photo demonstration, Adam Woods, Ph.D., shows how transcranial direct current stimulation would work on a patient. The model, Dr. Robert Thoburn, is not in the clinical trial. Thoburn, 79, exercises regularly to stay fit in body and mind.

Understanding the Aging Brain

Published: Jul 21st, 2017

At the McKnight Brain Institute, teams of researchers are striving to find techniques to help multitudes of seniors to remain independent and active and enjoy life. The latest issue of […]

Glioblastoma: Symptoms, treatment, research, hope

Published: Jul 21st, 2017

What do we know about the type of brain cancer with which Senator John McCain has been diagnosed?