MBI’s Research Snapshots highlight recent discoveries made by MBI researchers.
Research Snapshots pair an impactful image from work in a researcher’s laboratory — often associated with a newly published manuscript — with a brief description of how the study has impacted the researcher’s field of study. Research Snapshots aim to make research discoveries more accessible for other scientists and the community as a whole.
If you are an MBI researcher and would like to have your research considered for this feature, please contact assistant director of communications Todd Taylor or science writer Michelle Koidin Jaffee.
Stem cell study demonstrates novel insight into development of Parkinson’s.
New research by UF neuroscientists shows that brain activity associated with reward processing takes place in two parts of the basil ganglia.
New research provides insight into how a variety of factors might be linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease.
Preclinical study shows potential to reverse pathological tau formations.
Electrical stimulation shows promise for restoring breathing after drug overdose, spinal cord injury in preclinical research.
UF neuroscientists investigated whether accumulations of tau and alpha synuclein can interact to accelerate the appearance of “mixed pathologies” in mouse models.
A new study lends insights into factors that could help predict the efficacy of gene therapies using a genetically engineered antibody to target abnormal tau proteins.
New study demonstrates an example of the brain’s ability to shift and utilize different neural circuits to perform a task in order to compensate for brain aging.
A new study by UF neuroscientists suggests that white matter “free water,” or fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, could play an important role in the cognitive aging process.
A study led by UF neuroscientists demonstrated that individuals with past heavy alcohol use demonstrate functional connectivity differences in the brain.
A team of UF neuroscientists compared beta dynamics in two Parkinson’s disease deep brain stimulation, or DBS, targets.
Examining the role of NMDA receptor hypofunction and redox sensitivity of hippocampal synaptic transmission during aging.
Study demonstrates that additional proteins misfold in the presence of neurodegenerative disease pathologies.
The role of epigenetics in the process of brain aging and age-related cognitive decline.
UF is part of the largest long-term study of brain development and health in children.
The vulnerability of particular brain regions in old age that are important for problem-solving and reasoning.
The relationship between brain inflammation, long-term potentiation and aging.