UFMBI Neurologist Earns Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award

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Steven Dekosky headshot

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation congratulates internationally renowned neurologist Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., the deputy director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, for being honored with the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award presented during the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The award recognizes significant contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research, either through a single scientific discovery or … Read More

UF Neuroscientists Study Impact of COVID-19, Social Isolation on Cognitive, Mental Health of Seniors

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

University of Florida neuroscientists are embarking on a new study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the cognitive, mental and brain health of older adults, as well as the impact of social isolation on them. Led by Adam J. Woods, Ph.D., the study will be funded by a $700,000 supplement from the National Institutes of Health that will be linked … Read More

McKnight Vice Chair Invited Editorial

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In this invited editorial, McKnight Brain Research Foundation Vice Chair, Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, responds to a JAMA Open Network article by Drs. Koch, DeKosky and Goodman reporting on the impact data analyzing High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) from the Ginko Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS) has on memory and dementia. “There may also be important clinical translational implications for the findings by … Read More

Age-Proof Your Brain by Keeping Your Heart Healthy, Study Says

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In this CNN article, MBRF Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson provides thoughts on new research published by the American College of Cardiology showing people with more risk factors for heart disease experienced more cognitive decline than people with healthier hearts. “High blood pressure and diabetes can accelerate shrinkage of the brain. High cholesterol can increase the bad protein that builds up … Read More

McKnight Trustee Interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

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Dr. Richard Isaccson in Interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson recently interviewed by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology. The interview focuses on the global impact of Covid-19. Stay tuned for the 19th minute when Drs. Isaacson and Gupta transition to the topic of brain health. Related Posts

McKnight Trustee Comments on New Study Revealing How the Brain Records Memories During Sleep

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Sleeping baby

In this CNN article, MBRF Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson provides thoughts on new research uncovering how the brain records memories as we sleep.  “This study is fascinating,” said Dr. Richard Isaacson. “Despite decades of research, it remains somewhat unclear how ‘short-term’ memories get filed away to become ‘long-term’ memories that can be recalled later.” “Using a brain-computer interface is an … Read More

Two UAB MBI Researchers Named to List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

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Two scientists on the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been named to a list of 100 inspiring black scientists in America by Cross Talk, the official blog of Cell Press, a leading publisher of cutting-edge biomedical and physical science research and reviews.  Farah Lubin, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology, and Michelle Gray, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department … Read More

McKnight Trustees Author New Study Finding that Lifestyle Changes Can Improve Cognition

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Trustees, Dr. Richard Isaacson and Dr. Madhav Thiambisetty, authored a new study showing that lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and challenging your brain by learning a new skill or starting a new hobby, can help people maintain and even improve memory and reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study examined the effects of … Read More