Video Abstract Describing the DREAM Study

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November 1, 2019 – The McKnight Brain Research Foundation hosted its eleventh annual Poster Reception in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 20, 2019. From the 68 posters presented by scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes, six were selected to receive cash awards and certificates for display.

Three Questions with Dr. Michael Saag

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Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Dr. Michael Saag has gained national attention by participating in news conferences and speaking with reporters to share his experience with COVID-19 and encourage the public to follow basic safety precautions to protect themselves and others … Read More

NIH Director’s Lecture Series Featuring Kristine Yaffe, M.D.

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November 1, 2019 – The McKnight Brain Research Foundation hosted its eleventh annual Poster Reception in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 20, 2019. From the 68 posters presented by scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes, six were selected to receive cash awards and certificates for display.

Annual Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Seminar Featuring Dr. Gottesman

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November 1, 2019 – The McKnight Brain Research Foundation hosted its eleventh annual Poster Reception in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 20, 2019. From the 68 posters presented by scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes, six were selected to receive cash awards and certificates for display.

Neuroscientists Weigh in on Spatial Cognition and the Hippocampus

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

University of Florida neuroscientist Andrew Maurer, Ph.D., and University of Arizona psychologist Lynn Nadel, Ph.D., highlight the role of the hippocampus in spatial cognition and episodic memory in a new perspective piece published by the journal, Trends in Cognitive Sciences. “Spatial cognition” is the study of how humans take in and use knowledge of their environment to assess location, get … Read More

New University of Florida Study Examines How Brain Structure and Brain Function Impact Aging

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A new study led by UF neuroscientists Adam J. Woods, Ph.D. and Nicole Evangelista, examining how brain structure and brain function may together contribute to cognition, found that greater right and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) activation — a measure of brain function — predicted higher working memory performance in older adults, as did a greater DLPFC surface area structure in … Read More

On the Aging Brain and Mind Q&A with MBRF Vice Chair, Madhav Thambisetty, MD, PhD

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As part of a visiting professorship with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in India, Madhav Thambisetty, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, participated in a well attended question and answer session for the general public on The Aging Brain and Mind. The organizations is the equivalent of National Institutes of Health’s National … Read More

New Study Led by University of Florida Neuroscientists Identifies a Potential Biomarker for Decreased Brain Processing Speed in Aging

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According to a new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and led by University of Florida neuroscientists, Adam Woods, Ph.D. and Jessica Kraft, thinning of the cortex in several brain regions in advanced age may be linked with a decrease in the brain’s processing speed. Using a 3T Siemens MRI scanner, researchers from University of Florida and Unviersity of … Read More