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

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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

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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

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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

Diversity in Science: Making a Difference in Aging Brain Research

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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

Neuroscientists Weigh in on Spatial Cognition and the Hippocampus

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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

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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

Effects of Social Isolation during Covid-19

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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.

UFMBI Neurologist Earns Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award

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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