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How aging influences the brain’s cellular and molecular machinery

Published: Jan 30th, 2017

Jennifer L. Bizon, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute, discusses her research on understanding brain mechanisms responsible for cognitive […]

Sara Burke to receive APA award

Published: Jan 27th, 2017

Sara N. Burke, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of neuroscience, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in the area […]

How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

Published: Dec 20th, 2016

UF Health psychiatrist Jamie Smolen, M.D., writes about the effects of alcohol use on the brain in a new essay that’s getting picked up by news outlets nationwide. Dr. Smolen […]

Determining the neurobiology of age-related memory loss

Published: Dec 5th, 2016

Sara N. Burke., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF department of neuroscience in the MBI, is studying the neurobiology of age-related memory loss.

Understanding the neural mechanisms of cognitive aging

Published: Dec 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: Nov 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 […]

New console for the 11.1 tesla

Published: Aug 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: Aug 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: Aug 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 […]

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Even presidential candidates need sleep

Published: Aug 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 […]