Monday, March 21, 2011
Scripps Research and MIT Scientists Discover Class of Potent Anti-Cancer Compounds

Working as part of a public program to screen compounds to find potential medicines and other biologically useful molecules, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered an extremely potent class of potential anti-cancer and anti-neurodegenerative disorder compounds. The scientists hope their findings will one day lead to new therapies for cancer and Alzheimer's disease patients. ..

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Friday, March 18, 2011
Max Planck Scientists Identify Neuron Types that Mediate Different Behavioral States

In a recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Florida Institute have provided one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the detailed architecture of individual functionally characterized neurons in the cerebral cortex, the largest and most complex area of the brain, whose functions include sensory perception, motor control, and cognition. ..

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Evolutionary medicine experts to gather at FSU

Some of the biggest names in evolutionary medicine will be in Tallahassee Feb. 25 and 26 for an international conference at The Florida State University. ..

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Monday, January 31, 2011
It's on! Japanese drug company and Orlando researchers formally sign deal
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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Orlando 'Medical City' a model of lab's potential

Southwest Florida needs look no further than Orlando for an example of what landing Jackson Laboratories' proposed personalized medicine institute could mean for the region's economy. ..

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
USF Medicinal Plant Garden Takes Root

TAMPA, Fla.  – Among its 3,000 species of plants, diverse habitats and shady paths, something new is taking root at the USF Botanical Gardens.  ..

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Team awarded $7.5 million to identify potential drug candidates to treat nicotine addiction

JUPITER, FL. - The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) School of Medicine have been awarded approximately $7.5 million over five years to develop novel compounds that could eventually become drug candidates for the treatment of nicotine dependence, and possibly other drug addictions. Of the funds awarded, $5 million will go to Scripps Research, $2.5 million to UCSD. ..

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Friday, December 10, 2010
Gov.-Elect Scott Talks Education, Jobs in Visit to USF Research Park

TAMPA, Fla.  – Governor-elect Rick Scott, who won office on a pro-business and job-creation platform, got a new look Friday at the economic potential of university research, surveying dozens of new technologies which are producing new medicines, technologies and job potential at the University of South Florida’s Research Park.   ..

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
FAU Investigators First to Show New Mechanism for Beneficial Effects of Aspirin in Cardiovascular Disease

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., DrPH, the first Sir Richard Doll Research Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has published the results of A Randomized Trial of Aspirin at Clinically Relevant Doses and Nitric Oxide Formation in Humans in the current issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  These are the first data in humans to show that all doses of aspirin used in clinical practice increase nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is released from the blood vessel wall and may decrease the development and progression of plaques leading to heart attacks and strokes. ..

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Thursday, November 04, 2010
Cutting physician payment may curb unnecessary prostate cancer therapy, lower health care costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Paying physicians less for a commonly administered prostate cancer therapy can help curb inappropriate use and save health care dollars, without having a negative impact on people who need the treatment, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine. ..

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