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Orlando Biotechnology Company Lights the Way for the Next Generation of Drug Discovery

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 23, 2019 9:56:57 AM

Almost everyone knows someone who knows the terror that comes with a neurodegenerative disease diagnosis like Alzheimer’s and ALS. Not only are these ailments characterized by slowly progressing neurodegeneration that leads to impairment and eventual death, but they also remain some of the most difficult diseases to treat. A persistent lack of understanding of the underlying biology of the diseases, as well as unreliable models for the development of treatments have caused the late-stage clinical failure of numerous experimental therapies and treatments. Although these diseases continue to plague nearly six million Americans, scientists and researchers in Orlando are developing technology to create low-cost, accurate models to study these diseases as well as give researchers early key insights into potential therapies.

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Topics: Biotechnology, Startup

Serious About Play, Orlando Becomes Leader in Multibillion-Dollar Video Game Industry

Posted by Michael Keller on Apr 19, 2019 2:00:38 PM

When Mike Taramykin moved to Florida to work at video game maker Electronic Arts, the New York City native told his wife they wouldn’t stay longer than three years.

Taramykin, an executive, couldn’t imagine permanently leaving the frenetic energy and professional opportunities that exist in his hometown.

That was more than 13 years ago.

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Topics: Simulation, Gaming and Esports

14 Films at the 2019 Florida Film Festival with Orlando Connections

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Apr 10, 2019 4:57:24 PM

Orlando has a prominent supporting role in the 28th annual Florida Film Festival (FFF). Presenting more than 180 films from 35 countries from April 12 through 21 at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, the only OSCAR®-qualifying festival in the state also features films with direct connections to Orlando.

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Topics: Film and Television, Orlando Film Commission

Q1 2019 Orlando Economic Update: Threat of a Looming Recession

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Apr 4, 2019 3:34:52 PM

As quarter one of 2019 ends, one thing seems certain: the current economic expansion will not last forever; the scales will eventually tip in the direction of contraction. Apprehensions about the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed) decision to not raise interest rate coupled with global slowdowns in Europe and China are factors being weighed against the possibility of a recession in the next year. This quarterly economic update examines some key indicators for both the nation and Orlando to watch in the coming months.

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Topics: Research, Foundation for Orlando's Future

Regional Leaders Unite on 2019 State of the Orange County Economy and 2030 Outlook

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 3, 2019 3:05:52 PM

Will our ability to plan and make decisions outpace the growth we will experience between now and 2030? That was the theme of the 2019 Orange County Regional Economic Summit, held on March 29 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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Topics: Orange County, Foundation for Orlando's Future, Regional Initiatives

Orlando's Work With Digital Twins May Change How We Engineer Everything

Posted by Michael Keller on Apr 3, 2019 2:55:36 PM

Just 30 minutes south of downtown Orlando, among farms, housing developments and parks, sits a portal into a mirror world of ones and zeros — a virtual reality that peers into the future and helps engineers perfect products before they’re made.

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Topics: Simulation, Optics and Photonics

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