Thursday, July 12, 2018
German TV Show Features Mission of Naples-Based Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

The popular German TV show, Nano, on 3 SAT, which some liken to America’s “60 Minutes”, recently presented as its lead segment an interview with Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc., and his wife Rainey, Vice President, discussing the possibility that germs might play a role in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Naples-based public benefit corporation seeks to accelerate and deepen scientific investigations into the possible role of infectious agents as the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease. ..

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Monday, July 09, 2018
Mayo Clinic Simulation Center Receives Top Accreditation

The Mayo Clinic J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus has earned accreditation in teaching and education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in Washington, D.C. The center is one of only 100 in the world to be recognized as having the highest quality standards in health care simulation. ..

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
'Skinny Fat' in Older Adults May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

A Florida Atlantic University (FAU) study has found that “skinny fat” –  the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. While sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissue that is part of the natural aging process, as well as obesity both negatively impact overall health and cognitive function, their coexistence poses an even higher threat, surpassing their individual effects. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Results-Sharing Workshop Paves Way for Scaling Dairy Innovations in Nepal

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, an initiative managed by University of Florida (UF) and International Livestock Research Institute, hosted a results-sharing workshop in March in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The two projects presented, which are nearing completion, focused on disease control and development of a ration balancing tool for livestock. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Breaking Down What USF's Preeminence Means

In the minutes following last week's Florida Board of Governors' vote establishing the University of South Florida (USF) as the state's third preeminent university, USF System President Judy Genshaft was savoring the accomplishment, but already looking ahead. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Florida Tech Team Develops New Tools for Mapping the Brain

Researchers at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) have developed the fastest method to date for creating a key molecule used by neuroscientists at Columbia University in mapping brain activity. They also discovered ways to create two new versions of that molecule – a neurotransmitter called glutamate – that will allow researchers to better understand depression, dementia and bipolar disorder.  ..

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Monday, July 02, 2018
University of West Florida College of Health Announces New Dean

The University of West Florida (UWF) Usha Kundu, MD College of Health is welcoming Dr. Denise M. Seabert as the new dean of the college. Seabert has dedicated her career to the professional preparation of health educators. For more than 20 years, she has provided leadership in obesity prevention, HIV education and academic standards for health and wellness. ..

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Friday, June 22, 2018
New Drug Tested at USF Health Metabolic Clinic is Life-Changing for Patient with PKU

Jennifer Mazorra was diagnosed as a newborn with the rare genetic disease phenylketonuria, or PKU, which prohibits the body from breaking down the amino acid phenylalanine found in all natural proteins.  In 2014, Mazorra became one of the first participants in a University of South Florida (USF) study testing a new injectable drug for adults with PKU.  Now in her fourth year of treatment, Mazorra’s phenylalanine levels are normal and she can eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy for the first time in her life. ..

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
FSU Professor’s Work to be Conducted at International Space Station

A Florida State University (FSU) professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the International Space Station begin working with FSU on what’s called a chemical garden.  Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oliver Steinbock will send materials for experiments to the International Space Station in June aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX.  The goal of the project is to grow a chemical garden — inorganic structures that can spring up from metal salts and a silicate solution. ..

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Study Aims to Help Children with Speech Disorders Communicate Using Mobile Apps

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Mexico have been awarded a $2.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how technology can potentially boost language therapy for children with severe speech disorders, including those with cerebral palsy (CP).  The researchers will investigate the level of instruction needed for children with speech disorders to be able to effectively learn how to use already-existing apps that assist users in speaking. ..

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