How aging influences the brain’s cellular and molecular machinery

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 […]

Determining the neurobiology of age-related memory loss

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

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 […]

Unlocking brain aneurysm

Brian Hoh, M.D., associate chair of neurosurgery and chief of the division of cerebrovascular surgery, discusses his research on the biologic mechanisms of brain aneurysm formation and rupture.

Dr. Michael Okun Advocacy in dysphagia management: A neurologist’s perspective

Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. This installment of the podcast Down the Hatch, hosted by UF speech […]

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Photo of the Gray Team How a Team of Elite Doctors Changed the Military’s Stance on Brain Trauma

Michael Jaffee, M.D., (far left) vice chair of the UF Department of Neurology in the McKnight Brain Institute, served on the U.S. military’s Gray Team, which was featured on National Public Radio […]

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Dual-lead deep brain stimulation shows benefit in treating severe MS tremor

June 19, 2017

Multiple sclerosis patients with severe, treatment-resistant tremors may gain marked improvement from deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS, in which two DBS leads are implanted in the side of the...

Pulmonary hypertension drug shows promise for possible new use: preventing brain damage after stroke

June 7, 2017

A drug already approved for use in humans to treat pulmonary hypertension now shows promise in an animal model for protecting against brain damage and neurological impairment following stroke,...

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Flanked by a surgery resident and a technician, surgeon Jessica Ching, M.D., holds a 3D model of a patient’s skull. She carefully turns the model over in her hands, considering […]

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