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

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

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

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

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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