Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Biopharmaceutical companies an asset to us

Op-Ed by Nancy Bryan, BioFlorida ..

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Monday, November 07, 2011
Max Planck Florida Institute study sheds light on higher brain functions

The human brain constantly performs a series of complex functions such as learning, memorizing and decision making. A research team at the Max Planck Florida Institute led by Nobel laureate Dr. Bert Sakmann and Dr. Hanno-Sebastian Meyer is conducting basic research that provides new insight into how these higher brain functions come about at a mechanistic level. To do this they are investigating the structure and function of neuronal circuits — networks of interconnected nerve cells — in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for such higher functions. ..

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
UM officially opens research park

Although open since July, the University of Miami Technology Park held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. ..

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Friday, July 22, 2011
USF-based journal ranks first worldwide in transplantation category

Cell Transplantation: The Regenerative Medicine Journal, co-edited at the University of South Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair and the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is the world’s top-ranked journal in its field. ..

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Scripps Florida - New treatment halts multiple sclerosis in mice

Scripps Florida investigators have found a way to stop multiple sclerosis in mice. ..

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Monday, July 04, 2011
Coming Soon: Medscape’s “Developments to Watch”

Last week, Sanford-Burnham’s Fishman Auditorium, on the Institute’s La Jolla campus, was transformed into a temporary television studio. It was hardly recognizable under the bright lights and set dressing. Medical website Medscape recorded interviews with three Sanford-Burnham researchers for a new video series called “Developments to Watch.” The talk show-like discussions were hosted by Dr. Evan Snyder, who directs the Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology Program at Sanford-Burnham. Dr. Snyder is both a medical doctor who regularly sees patients and a scientist who conducts research in his own lab – the perfect person to help explain how discoveries made today might one day help patients. ..

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Nanotherapeutics Gets FDA Orphan-Drug Status for NanoDTPA™ Capsules to Treat Radiation Exposure

DA approves orphan-drug designation to Nanotherapeutics' new oral capsule under development for treatment of radiation exposure. NanoDTPA™ capsule is one of several products the company is developing for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) medical countermeasures. ..

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Friday, June 03, 2011
Jackson Laboratory Ends Florida Expansion Bid

Officials at Bar Harbor's Jackson Laboratory say they're giving up their bid to expand in Florida. In an announcement today, lab officials say they're withdrawing a request for $100 million in start-up funding from Florida for the project. ..

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Monday, May 23, 2011
Scripps Research Scientists Discover that a Rare Natural Product Has Potent Pain-Killing Properties

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time accomplished a laboratory synthesis of a rare natural product isolated from the bark of a plant widely employed in traditional medicine. This advance may provide the scientific foundation to develop an effective alternative to commonly prescribed narcotic pain treatments. ..

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Scripps Research Scientists Create New Genetic Model of Premature Aging Diseases

Working with a group of national and international researchers, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new genetic model of premature aging disorders that could shed light on these rare conditions in humans and provide a novel platform for large-scale screening of compounds to combat these and other age-related diseases. ..

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