The article represents a team effort by undergraduate and graduate students that was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a detailed analysis of how music can affect the opening of the well-guarded blood-brain barrier and how it can activate the brain meningeal lymphatic system (also referred to as the glymphatic system) to potentially accelerate the elimination of toxic molecules that may have accumulated acutely after stroke or brain trauma or that may have accumulated over time, such as in Alzheimer’s disease.
CTRND congratulates two of our primary faculty, Dr. Joe Abisambra and Dr. Paramita Chakrabarty, for earning tenure through the Neuroscience Department here at UF. A reception was held in their honor to celebrate their achievements at the Suprette Wine + Provisions venue. We are so proud of what they have accomplished…
Researchers from the University of Florida and two partner institutions will team up to explore possible links between the immune system and neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia under a new NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant designed to support multi-disciplinary collaborations between neuroscientists, neurologists and immunologists.
Stefan Prokop, M.D., director of UF’s Neuromedicine Human Brain and Tissue Bank, was recently awarded the UF Office of the Provost Excellence Award for Assistant Professors.
A research team led by University of Florida neuroscience graduate students has devised a new mouse model to study the protein tau, which can abnormally accumulate inside neurons and is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
To help combat this growing health issue, which affects over 1 million individuals in the U.S., the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation supports the Collaboration for Pilot Studies in Lewy Body Dementia, an annual research pilot award program at the University of Florida. This year, one-year pilot grants were awarded to two UF investigators conducting pre-clinical research into Lewy body dementia.
Grace Lloyd, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at UF.
Three University of Florida investigators have earned Alzheimer’s Association grants for scientists working on new ideas in research of the neurodegenerative disease. The researchers’ projects were selected based on their potential to generate exciting new data and strategies.
UF neuroscientists author review examining latest evidence for disease process, risk factors for Parkinson’s.
Dr. Malú Gámez Tansey discusses inflammation’s role in Alzheimer’s in New Scientist article.