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

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

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

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

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

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

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

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 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