New Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Memory Loss and Dementia

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, News

MBRF Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson is quoted in this CNN article detailing the results of a new study which found meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet may lower your risk for dementia. The study, published this week in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that following the Mediterranean diet may interfere with the buildup of … Read More

University of Arizona Cognitive Scientist, Lynn Nadel, Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Valerie PatmintraNews

Cognitive scientist, Lynn Nadel, a University of Arizona Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program in the College of Science, was named as one of the 120 new members and 30 new international members announced by the National Academy of Sciences. Membership to the academy is granted in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in … Read More

GMA Segment Explains the Difference between Cognitive Aging and Dementia

Valerie PatmintraNews

After Mark and Donnie Wahlberg announced the death of their mother, Alma, who suffered from dementia, experts are working to help people with aging parents spot early signs of the disease. In this Good Morning America segment, MBRF Trustee and neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson explains the difference between cognitive aging and dementia. “While cognitive aging is often characterized by a … Read More

Brain Awareness Week Reinvented at UAB

Valerie PatmintraEvents

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.

Expert Interview with Dr. Lazar

Valerie PatmintraExpert Interviews

Headshot of Dr. Lazar in white medical coat

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology and Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Dr. Ronald Lazar served as the Senior and Corresponding Author on the American Heart Association Scientific Statement published today, A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health. The statement focuses on the importance of taking steps to … Read More

Sex Differences in Cognitive Decline among US Adults – JAMA Network Study

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

This cohort study recently published by the JAMA Network aimed to find out if the risk of cognitive decline among US adults varies by sex. Using pooled data from 26,088 participants, the study found that women, compared with men, had higher baseline performance in global cognition, executive function, and memory. Women, compared with men, also had significantly faster declines in … Read More

TODAY Show Segment Features the Incredible Benefits of Exercise on the Brain

Valerie PatmintraNews

In this TODAY Show segment, MBRF Trustee and neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson explains why exercise is important in improving cognitive function. “The number one thing a person can do today to have a positive impact on their brain health tomorrow is to exercise. Exercising on a regular basis is like Miracle-Grow for the brain” Dr. Richard Isaacson, MBRF Trustee While … Read More

University of Arizona EMBI Researcher, Meredith Hay, PhD, Elected Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

Valerie PatmintraNews

Meredith Hay, PhD, professor of physiology in the College of Medicine – Tucson and member of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona, is one of the 61 academic inventors named to the 2021 class of National Academy of Inventors Senior Members. NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators from NAI Member Institutions who … Read More

Three Questions with Dr. Michael Saag

Valerie PatmintraExpert Interviews

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

Diversity in Science: Making a Difference in Aging Brain Research

Valerie PatmintraNews

In this recent blog interview, Dr. Carol Barnes, Regents Professor and Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Arizona, and Dr. Matt Huentelman, TGen’s Professor of Neurogenomics, discuss the powerful MindCrowd project and share their insights on how brain aging research benefits from diversity in science. MindCrowd is the largest online scientific research of the aging … Read More