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

In the Know: The Science of an Aging Brain Virtual Town Hall

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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.

Cognitive Health

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Changes with your brain health happen slowly over time and aren’t always easy to detect. Changes in your ability to process, learn, or remember can be caused by stress, depression, loneliness, hearing and vision loss, and financial problems, among other difficulties.

McKnight Trustee Provides Perspective on Joe Biden and President Trump’s Cognitive Health

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McKnight Brain Research Foundation Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson, was recently interviewed by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to provide perspective on Joe Biden and President Trump’s cognitive health. In response to whether the President or presumptive Democratic nominee’s age is an indicator of their cognitive health, Dr. Isaacson said, “I don’t think it’s responsible or factual to use age alone as … Read More