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SIMULATED PATIENT Facilities at the University of Florida's new $60 million brain institute include a computer-driven patient simulator. One of the simulator's inventors, Michael Good (center), UF associate professor of anesthesiology, directs a team of nurses and paramedics in an emergency room drill using the simulator.
BRAIN TRUST A new $60-million facility makes the University of Florida in Gainesville a national nerve center for brain and spinal cord research. The University of Florida Brain Institute, which received $38 million in federal funding, will include two of the world's strongest Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines; a neurosurgery laboratory that will allow researchers to project high-resolution brain images, including real-time dissections, onto multiple computer screens throughout the building; and laser imaging systems that will permit researchers to view immediate reactions of nerve cells to hormones and drugs. William G. Luttge , the center's director, notes...

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