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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Thursday, September 13, 2018
FSU Researcher Finds Earth-Like Gravity May Solve Astronaut Vision Ailment

A Florida State University (FSU) scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts – vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for the regulation of fluid pressure within the eyes of the mice were damaged as a result of space flight. In addition, essential proteins for vision were altered. ..

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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, 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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