New use of stem cells could clear path for immunotherapy in brain cancer

A new discovery led by Dr. Catherine Flores using stem cells to overcome resistance to immunotherapy drugs may open the door to more effective treatment for brain cancer.

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2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine: A turning point in the war on cancer

In The Conversation, Dr. Duane Mitchell discusses the importance of Drs. James Allison and Tasuku Honjo’s discoveries in immunotherapy.

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Ted Turner has Lewy body dementia, but what is that?

In The Conversation, Dr. Melissa Armstrong explains LBD, how it’s diagnosed and current avenues for researching the disease.

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Dr. Michela Gallagher delivers 2018 Luttge Lectureship

The Luttge Lectureship, established and sponsored by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, honors the memory of Bill Luttge, Ph.D., founding director of UF’s brain institute.

2017 Year in Review: McKnight Brain Institute

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

Dr. Hoh discusses the toll of brain aneurysms

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

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Article examines nusinersen benefits in forms of spinal muscular atrophy

Oct 18th, 2018

A new article examining data from clinical trials led by Melissa Armstrong, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology, shows that nusinersen treatment benefits certain patients with spinal muscular atrophy.

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Three neurology faculty members honored with professorships

Oct 12th, 2018

The seventh annual 2018 Celebrating Distinction event honored faculty named to endowed professorships, chairs.

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Research Snapshots: Jolie Barter & Dr. Thomas Foster

Oct 16th, 2018

The role of epigenetics in the process of brain aging and cognitive decline.

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Challenges in defining inappropriate medication use in Parkinson’s dementia

Oct 10th, 2018

In a recent editorial in JAMA Neurology, a group of neurologists at at The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health discuss medication trends for Parkinson's disease dementia.

Research Landscapes – Dr. Sara Jo Nixon

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