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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Monday, April 16, 2018
UF Researchers Identify Patient Factors Associated with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

As health care providers and policymakers look for ways to address opioid misuse, knowing who may be at risk for developing chronic pain could be an important tool for prevention. A new University of Florida study has pinpointed patient characteristics associated with long-term musculoskeletal pain. Researchers say the information could help physical therapists and other clinicians identify at-risk patients and better tailor treatments to control their pain and potentially limit prescription of opioid medications for pain. ..

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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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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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