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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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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