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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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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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
FCS Research Published at American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting

Thirty-six research studies co-authored by Fort Myers-based Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute physicians have been published or presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, which was held in Chicago, Illinois, June 1-5, 2018. ..

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
HIV Lies Dormant in the Brain, Increasing the Risk of Dementia

A University of Florida Ph.D. candidate explains that while drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can nevertheless lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. ..

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Monday, May 14, 2018
TissueTech Inc. Awarded Patent for Compositions of Morselized Umbilical Cord and Amniotic Membrane

TissueTech Inc., a Miami-based developer of regenerative amniotic tissue-based products, announced that it has been awarded a patent that applies to the use of a gel composition comprising morselized placental amniotic membrane and/or morselized umbilical cord as a method for treating an ocular wound or repairing damaged ocular tissue. ..

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Monday, May 07, 2018
New Movement Monitoring System Helping Prevent Falls in the Elderly

University of South Florida (USF) researchers are utilizing technology that allows BMW’s vehicle assembly lines to run more efficiently to accurately indicate when residents in assisted living facilities are at increased risk of falling. ..

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
$3.2 Million Grant Funds Development of New Malaria Vaccine

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund has awarded the University of Florida and partners in the United States and Japan $3.2 million to advance a promising vaccine to prevent transmission of malaria. ..

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
NIH Grant Awarded To FAU Professor Nurse Tarsha Jones For Breast Cancer Research
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Moffitt: FDA Approves Expanded Use of Immunotherapy Treatment for Lung Cancer Patients

The Food and Drug Administration announced the expanded approval of Imfinzi® (durvalumab), an immunotherapy treatment that is now available as a standard-of-care option for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer. ..

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Friday, February 23, 2018
UF:For flu detection, just add water

As one of the worst flu seasons in years continues to take its toll, new technology developed by a University of Florida research team comes at an especially timely moment: It’s the first air sampler that can consistently capture the influenza virus, making it up to 100 times more effective than existing samplers.  ..

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