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The MBI announces the 2015 Fellowship Awardees

The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to congratulate our 2015 Fellowship Awardees The MBI Fellowships were established to support students and fellows conducting neuroscience and brain-related research in MBI affiliated laboratories. Two winners were selected and will each receive $60,000 ($30,000/year for two years). Three runner-ups were also selected and…

Unusual genetic mutation linked to disabling brain disease

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that contributes to a rare brain disease that causes patients to lose control of their coordination and movements. Writing in PLoS Genetics, scientists with the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute and the University of Texas Medical Branch describe how…

UF to welcome McKnight scientists, board members

Leading neuroscientists and clinicians will discuss efforts to stave off age-related memory loss when the University of Florida hosts the McKnight Brain Research Foundation’s 3rd inter-Institutional meeting beginning April 28. Researchers from the Foundation’s brain institutes at UF, the University of Arizona and the University of Alabama, along with the…