Monday, October 29, 2018
New Mobile Assessment Saves Brain Cells During Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, which remains the leading cause of serious long-term disability. Now, a new telemedicine initiative through Mayo Clinic’s Center for Connected Care gives physicians at Mayo’s Comprehensive Stroke Center the ability to conduct real-time assessments of stroke patients prior to their arrival at the hospital. Mayo experts say the assessment means faster access to crucial stroke treatment. ..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Mayo Clinic researchers study immunity-boosting vaccine to target aggressive form of breast cancer

Treating breast cancer has long involved addressing two problems: the elimination of cancer cells from the tumor and potential disease recurrence. The key may be to harness the full capabilities of the body’s immune system to do both jobs. ..

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Monday, October 08, 2018
UCF Researcher Working to Develop Device to Rapidly Detect Heart Attacks

When a heart attack strikes, every second counts, which makes early detection critical for saving lives. Speeding up this detection process is what a University of Central Florida (UCF) researcher is working on with the help of a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rapid heart attack detection device. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Cutting-Edge Research at Florida Poly Aims to Save Babies’ Lives

Faculty and student researchers at Florida Polytechnic (Poly) University are developing a breakthrough method that would result in more accurate maternal and fetal electrocardiogram signals, so that babies can be properly treated for cardiac defects diagnosed before birth. ..

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Scripps Study Finds Opioid Users Could Benefit from Meth-Relapse Prevention Strategy

New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance abuse disorders may benefit from a Scripps Research-developed relapse-prevention compound than previously thought. The research, published recently in the journal Learning and Memory, shows that the compound appears to be effective even if multiple drugs of abuse are involved, such as methamphetamine in combination with either opioids or nicotine. ..

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Share $1.2 Million International Award for Vision Treatment

University of Florida (UF) Health ophthalmology researcher William Hauswirth, Ph.D., and his collaborators are sharing in a $1.2 million international award for developing a sight-restoring treatment for people who have a genetic form of vision loss. ..

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
FIU Researchers Patent Fast, Accurate Technology for Early Zika Detection

This summer, researchers in the Department of Immunology and Nanomedicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine of Florida International University (FIU) patented a new way of detecting the Zika virus in patients significantly faster and earlier than methods currently being used. With nano-enabled biosensors, the system can detect the virus in 40 minutes or less. ..

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Mayo Clinic Researchers to Study if Hands-Free Camera in Space Can Monitor Vital Signs

Astronauts intermittently monitor their vital signs in space for experiments, partly because continuous monitoring requires multiple contact points on the body and the use of cumbersome batteries. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are studying a device to be launched into space that is designed to use a small, inexpensive camera fitted with specialized software. ..

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida (UF) scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Even though the virus hasn’t infected anyone in Florida or the U.S., Barry Alto, an associate professor of entomology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is studying whether mosquitoes common in Florida can transmit the Mayaro virus to humans. ..

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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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