Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘burnham’

A couch-potato mouse? Sanford-Burnham researchers say it holds key to obesity

A couch-potato mouse? Sanford-Burnham researchers say it holds key to obesity

Scientists at Orlando’s Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have come up with an unusual new model for studying the way muscles work and how that relates to obesity: a couch-potato mouse. In a new study being released today in the journal Cell Metabolism, Dr. Daniel Kelly and a team of colleagues at Sanford-Burnham’s Lake Nona campus [...]

NY Times: ‘Orlando’s Newest Attraction is Medical’

NY Times: ‘Orlando’s Newest Attraction is Medical’

Just off State Road 417, a five-minute drive east from Orlando International Airport, a 650-acre parcel of land is fast becoming a $2 billion medical campus, including a medical school, research laboratories and hospitals. Three years ago the Lake Nona medical city, as it is known, was nothing but a pasture and a promise. Its [...]

‘Woodstock’ of 2010 takes a scientific path

‘Woodstock’ of 2010 takes a scientific path

The sky is dotted with construction cranes that mark the location of the “medical city” at Lake Nona where $2billion of development is under way. This impressive site includes Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the University of Central Florida medical school and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Cancer Research Institute, Nemours [...]

Biotech: Florida’s $759M has created 1,100 jobs so far (Burnham)

Biotech: Florida’s $759M has created 1,100 jobs so far (Burnham)

In 2003, lawmakers ponied up $310 million from the state’s incentive fund for high-tech projects for the Scripps Florida research facility in Palm Beach County, and later gave $155 million for the Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona in Orlando. Other projects include a branch of the Max Planck Institute ($94 million), the [...]

Local execs and issues to watch this year – in Lake Nona and Narcoossee

Local execs and issues to watch this year – in Lake Nona and Narcoossee

The Orlando Sentinel has a great article about things to watch around town this year. It covers a large area of Central Florida, but also deals directly with Lake Nona: From the article – “Industry: Health care is supposed to be recession-proof in terms of jobs, and perhaps there’s some truth to that. But when [...]

Just in time for the holidays: Burnham director talks about fat

Just in time for the holidays: Burnham director talks about fat

A moment on the lips, forever on the hips. That old adage about caloric overindulgence doesn’t just apply to noticeably visible parts of the body. Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona are looking at ways fat is deposited in and around the heart to find new ways to treat diabetes [...]

Burnham head honored by American Heart Association

Burnham head honored by American Heart Association

Source: Orlando Sentinel Dr. Daniel P. Kelly, scientific director of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona was awarded the American Heart Association’s 2009 Basic Research Prize on Nov. 15. The prize, awarded at the group’s Scientific Session in Orlando, recognizes Kelly as an international authority on the molecular biology and physiology of [...]

Planning a Move? Look for These 4 Features That Make a Healthy Neighborhood

Planning a Move? Look for These 4 Features That Make a Healthy Neighborhood

By January W. Payne (US News) Posted October 28, 2009 You’re planning to move, and you’re sure you’ve thought of everything: a good school system, affordable property taxes, a manageable commute. But what about your health? It turns out that where you live may have an impact on your risk of obesity and diabetes. A [...]

Burnham Institute puts together all-star team

Burnham Institute puts together all-star team

Photo Credit: JOE BURBANK, ORLANDO SENTINEL When the Burnham Institute for Medical Research celebrates its official dedication today with the first building to open at Lake Nona’s emerging medical city, there will be plenty of speeches and tours highlighting its robotics, laser microscope system and other cutting-edge technology in the $85 million facility. But the [...]

Burnham’s impact may rival Disney’s in Metro Orlando

Burnham’s impact may rival Disney’s in Metro Orlando

Source: Orlando Sentinel The glass-clad Burnham Institute for Medical Research shimmers in the sunlight, which pours in through banks of windows and a giant atrium that illuminates the building’s interior. It is a fitting image for an institution that has served as a beacon in the development of Orlando’s life-sciences hub. When Burnham is officially [...]