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JUPITER, FL – September 28, 2017 – With the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida, are working to understand how small molecules, like those in Avandia, can have such varied effects throughout the body. The insights could help researchers design new drugs with better efficacy and fewer side effects.
The 2017 BioFlorida Annual Conference is taking place October 15-17 at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, FL. Please register today and join us as we recognize 20 years of advancing the life sciences in Florida.
More than 5 million Americans today are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If nothing is done to stop this upward trajectory, there will be more than 16 million people with AD in the United States and more than 60 million people with AD worldwide by 2050. In the past 25 years, only five symptomatic medications for AD have met their primary clinical endpoints in Phase III clinical trials and successfully come to market; of these, four are still available.
The King’s Academy will break ground on a 12,000 square foot science and technology center on the school’s West Palm Beach campus. The two-story addition to the school’s beautiful 60-acre campus will include a 1 chemistry laboratory, 3 life science laboratories, 4 flexible design STEM classrooms, and 4 offices.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute has announced that it is now offering a new method to biopsy suspected prostate tumors by fusing MRI images of the gland with information derived through transrectal ultrasound (TRUS). The procedure provides for a much more efficient and effective manner to localize and determine clinically significant, high-grade tumors in the prostate.
Palm Beach State College will hold public forums in October to discuss and gather input on the site selection for its new Dental & Medical Services Technology building. The choice of sites is between the Lake Worth campus, where the existing facility is located, and the Loxahatchee Groves campus. The public is encouraged to attend the forum held in their community.
Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells. The supply of serotonin is tightly regulated by the serotonin transporter (SERT) and inappropriate shifts in SERT activity can have dramatic consequences.
JUPITER, FL – September 19, 2017 – Patrick R. Griffin, co-chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has been awarded a $2.5 million collaborative grant with Brigham and Women’s Hospital by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).