New Symposium Highlights Research on Targeting Incurable Diseases Via RNA

JUPITER, Fla.—Sept. 20, 2019—On Dec. 5, Chemistry Professor Matthew D. Disney, PhD, will host a new symposium aimed at bringing together leading scholars in RNA biology at the Florida campus of Scripps Research. The conference, titled “RNA: From Biology to Drug Discovery.” will feature talks by noted scientists in RNA biophysics, sequence, structure, function, therapeutic targeting and computation.
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Pilot program provides students and faculty space to innovate.

In Fall 2019, Lynn began piloting its own flexible workspace on the third floor of the Christine E. Lynn University Center. The university opened up the space to students and faculty who are working on projects with social impact. Students and teachers who qualify for free coworking memberships may reserve flex desks and conference rooms and gain access to the Funding Information Network database to search for project funding opportunities from more than 140,000 foundations and donors worldwide. In addition, faculty will teach social impact classes in the space.

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MACHINE-LEARNING ALGORITHMS TRACK TREMORS IN PARKINSON’S PATIENTS

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients’ activities such as writing and eating. Neurologists routinely measure tremors using the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which requires patients to perform specific tasks. Unfortunately, this evaluation is based on an onsite physical exam that only provides a snapshot of the patient’s tremor experience in their day-to-day life.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD ASSISTS BIOTECH COMPANY AND BRINGS 350 JOBS TO BOCA RATON

October 28, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY – The Business Development Board (BDB), Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization, facilitates the relocation, retention and expansion of companies to or in Palm Beach County by constantly strengthening local businesses one at a time and accelerating the economic future with high-wage and high-tech jobs. One such company that was recently assisted is ADMA Biologics, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company located in Boca Raton.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD LEADERS

October 23, 2019 – PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – The Business Development Board (BDB), Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization, announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, a group of notable leaders positioning Palm Beach County as the top business location. More than 10 of these leaders recently topped Florida Trend’s annual issue, “Florida 500”, a list comprised of the most influential business leaders in the state of Florida.

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PALM BEACH COUNTY LIFE SCIENCES WINS BIG AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Attracting the largest and most prestigious life sciences companies with nearly 500 life science professionals from Florida and throughout the country, Palm Beach County’s life science industry and entrepreneurial ecosystem shined bright at BioFlorida’s annual conference. A local company won the “David Gury Company of the Year Award”, a local female won the “Leadership Award” and several Palm Beach County-based female led companies were in attendance, showcasing females fueling the future of biotech.

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