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Binge drinking and blackouts: Sobering truths about lost learning

Published: Sep 19th, 2018

In The Conversation, Dr. Jamie Smolen explains how research suggests that binge drinking in the college brain can impair not only learning, but also memorizing.

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MBI director Dr. Todd Golde hosts UF Eye Opener Discovery Breakfast

Published: Sep 14th, 2018

Dr. Golde discussed neuromedicine research on campus — from Alzheimer’s disease to age-related memory loss to brain cancer.

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Dr. Andres Pumariega discusses a lifesaving suicide prevention tool

Published: Sep 12th, 2018

In a short video and Conversation article, Dr. Pumariega explains how a modified version of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), which began as a research and clinical tool, can be used by anyone to help prevent suicide.

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Dr. Michela Gallagher delivers 2018 Luttge Lectureship

Published: Mar 20th, 2018

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

Published: Jan 11th, 2018

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

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.

The two obstacles holding back Alzheimer’s research

Published: Nov 14th, 2017

Article by MBI director featured in The Conversation addresses challenges for Alzheimer’s research.

Researchers explain findings of Alzheimer’s pathology in dolphins

Published: Nov 14th, 2017

Drs. Gallego Iradi and Borchelt co-authored an article in The Conversation explaining the findings of pathological signs of Alzheimer’s in dolphins.

Advancing cancer immunotherapy research

Published: Nov 1st, 2017

Learn more about the work Dr. Duane Mitchell and his team are doing to advance cancer immunotherapy research.

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.