February 8, 2023

Research & Development

Over 1,000 breast cancer patients enrolled in Breast Cancer Research Program at Baptist MD Anderson

Cassie Jackson of Orange Park was intrigued to learn that she was a candidate for a research drug that could help her stage 2/3 breast cancer. Since her diagnosis last July at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, she has undergone chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2022

FIU's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center offers free screening for uninsured

The American Cancer Society recommends that women begin getting yearly mammograms at age 40. But when a 56-year-old woman walked into Florida International University's Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center, she admitted that she had never gotten a mammogram. Then, when nurse clinician Lorraine Nowakowski asked her to sign some consent forms to begin the mammogram, the woman started to leave. Read more »
Published on 10/14/2022

Central Florida researchers working on new tactics to treat and diagnose breast cancer

Growing up in her native Kenya, Bindi Nagda, now a doctoral student in applied mathematics at Florida Tech, noticed that people in underdeveloped regions of the country lacked access to sophisticated medical imaging technology or couldn't afford accurate and reliable health care screenings — and those barriers were costing lives. In Kenya, up to 80% of cancer cases aren't diagnosed until the late stages, and nearly 79% of patients don't survive. Read more »
Published on 10/13/2022

UF researchers develop tool to predict complications during surgery

Every year, approximately 15 million Americans undergo some sort of surgery, and nearly one-third develop a complication. Each adverse event can add up to $11,000 in health care costs and exact a physical and emotional toll on the patient. But a promising AI tool being developed by researchers at the University of Florida could help doctors better forecast how patients will do before they even go under the knife. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2022

Akron Bio expands gene therapy, vaccine production with new Sarasota facility

Akron Bio has opened a state-of-the-art plasmid DNA manufacturing facility. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

UF acquires Scripps campus, absorbs 500 researchers and staff

In 2003, the state under then Gov. Jeb Bush began a life-sciences recruitment spree by using $310 million in state money to lure California-based Scripps to open a Florida campus. Read more »
Published on 3/9/2022

Two UF graduates launch tech solutions that improve lives of people with disabilities

People with disabilities depend on assistive technology to do their jobs, get an education and enjoy a better quality of life. Yet, Patil says, “there has been a lack of innovation while the rest of the technology is making leaps. It is a huge waste of human potential and human resources when a large part of the community cannot contribute to society through jobs or education because of a lack of assistive technology.” Read more »
Published on 3/7/2022

Scientists hope to make vanilla a cash crop in Florida

University of Florida scientists in Homestead hope to add a new crop to the state's agricultural portfolio. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2021

Miami startups: How they stack up

Successful startups need consumers, businesses and governments to buy their products and services... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Entrepreneur Felice Gorordo is trying to reverse Miami's brain drain

Felice Gorordo's personal journey to becoming one of Miami's leading tech advocates embodies the trip he envisions for others... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Boosted by eMerge Americas, Miami can finally boast of being a tech hub

In 2011, Miami entrepreneur Manny Medina took a family vacation in the Keys. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

The global reach of Florida innovations

From creating better forecasts for farmers and traders to responding to health concerns in real time, innovations developed in Florida extend worldwide. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens begins its expansion

At times, the relationship between Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and its surrounding neighborhood has been contentious... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition has been awarded a research grant from DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is responsible for developing emerging technologies for use by the U.S. military. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Orlando cyber-security firm focuses on utilities and other government customers

Orlando entrepreneurs Alex Santos and Peter Kassabov have a knack for staying ahead of the curve. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Miami-Dade County collaborates with MIT to launch healthcare A.I. hub Global Co- Creation Lab

In 2019, Miami-Dade County joined with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to bring together entrepreneurs, scientists... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

FIU aims to fill thousands of cyber-security vacancies through apprenticeship program

With a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Florida International University has launched an apprenticeship program in cyber-security. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

The Scott Center's strides in autism treatment

The Scott Center, founded on the campus of Florida Tech in 2009, has emerged as one of the state's leading institutions in helping children with autism. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

FAMU-FSU University researcher received $1.4-million federal grant to study how bacteria can remove carcinogens from groundwater

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant calls for Youneng Tang to collaborate with researchers at Texas Tech University. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Autism 2021: What we know now

Autism is a complex, brain-based condition that affects behavior as well as social and communication skills. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Elite DNA Therapy Services expands mental health services across Florida

Elite DNA Therapy Services is opening seven new locations and expanding virtual care to help address the shortage of mental health services in Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2021

The Chinese government calls paying U.S. researchers ‘talent recruitment' but is it intellectual espionage?

Several researchers in Florida have handed over work funded by American taxpayers. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Full Sail & Orlando Health collaborate on e-sports health research and care

Full Sail University opened the largest e-sports arena in the country, now a partnership with Orlando Health brings care to "the Fortress." Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Case Files: Researchers arrested over ties to China

A look at NOAA scientist Chunzai Wang and others... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

TGH and USF Health team offer minimally invasive alternative for surgical treatment of uterine fibroids

The Acessa procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative to hysterectomy for women who have symptomatic fibroids Read more »
Published on 5/25/2021

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Big John, world’s largest triceratops, finds home at Glazer Children’s Museum
Big John, world’s largest triceratops, finds home at Glazer Children’s Museum

The 26-foot-long dinosaur made history when it was first discovered in South Dakota in 2014. And it made history again in 2021 when it fetched a record $7.7 million at an auction in Paris, the most ever paid for ancient bones that weren’t a T. rex. The winning bid came from Tampa entrepreneur Sidd Pagidipati, chairperson of Ayon Capitol and Better Health Group. He is lending Big John to the museum for the next three years.

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