Postdoctoral Associate – Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (54914)

first_imgWe are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a collaborative projectin the Center for Translational Research in NeurodegenerativeDisease (CTRND) at the University of Florida College of Medicine.The project is supported by the Douglas Andersen Facial PainResearch Foundation. The position will focus on developing andcharacterization of rAAV vectors that can be delivered to thetrigeminal nerve and blunt/block pain signaling. Optimization ofperipheral nerve, trigeminal nerve rAAV delivery coupled with anability to evaluate a large number of possible biotherapeuticsencoded within the rAAV vector will enable the development of agene therapy that could result in a permanent cure for trigeminalneuralgia.Successful applicant will have an access to i) a variety of animalmodels, ii) state-of-the-art imaging; iii) rAAV based toolkit tomanipulate gene expression and deliver novel biotherapeutics.Required: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or other relevantfields.Preferred Qualifications: A background in pain research, animalmodels of pain, surgical procedures in mice and rats and be willingto work in a highly collaborative environment. Salary will becommensurate with experience.Applications must include a full CV, cover letter and list ofreferences.Review of applicants will begin November 18, 2019 and will continueuntil the position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Women’s Wednesday: Maggie Guterl is the first woman to win Big’s Backyard Ultra Marathon

first_imgBig’s Backyard Ultra Marathon is affectionately known by ultra runners as “the race that never ends.” In order to crown a winner, runners set off on a 4.16-mile loop every hour until there’s just one runner left standing. It’s a mentally brutal race, not to mention a physically extreme one, and this year 39-year-old Maggie Guterl took home the title. Durango based Guterl is the first woman to ever win Big’s Backyard Ultra and she did so by running 60 laps and 250 miles.  This wasn’t Guterl’s first time competing in the race. Last year she dropped out due to IT band issues after running 183 miles. Her strategy for success this year included utilizing massage tools, fueling her body with potato-based foods and plodding along at a steady 54 minute per-loop pace hour after hour. As amazing as the physical accomplishment is, it’s perhaps the mental feat that is most impressive. As Cantrell said in an interview with Runners World last year, “it’s the strongest mind that wins.”  In order to take home the win this year, Guterl outlasted the runner-up, New Zealander Will Hayward. Guterl and Hayward were the last two runners remaining for four laps until Hayward finally called it quits on lap 60. “I wanted to keep going,” Guterl told Outside. “I had this thing in my mind that it would be cool to beat what they did last year, and even break that 300 barrier. I’ve never run through three nights.” Last year, Johan Steene won the race by running 283 miles, it was the longest distance ever completed at Big’s Backyard Ultra.  The race is the brainchild of Gary Cantrell, creator of the Barkley Marathons, and takes place in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The beauty of Big’s Backyard Ultra is that runners don’t have to be fast to win; they just have to stay on their feet the longest. center_img Read Maggie Guterl’s Blog Here Maggie Guterl is the first woman to win Big’s Backyard Ultra Marathonlast_img read more

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The Latest: Spanish soccer league can resume in June

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Spanish soccer league can resume in June May 23, 2020center_img While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held.There has been no play in the top tier due to the coronavirus crisis since March 12. Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.___ Associated Press last_img read more

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VIDEO: Ghanaian Augustine Okrah scores rabona for Al-Merrikh

first_imgAl Merreikh star Augustine Okrah put in a Man-of-the-Match display in his side’s opening fixture in the Sudanese leagueThe former Bechem United played scored a brace as Al Merreikh beat Merreikh Kosti.The highlight of his performance undoubtedly was his second goal of the day as he scored a rabona.The goal will be a major contender for the Sudanese goal of the seasonWatch as Okrah scored the rabona.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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Dr. Donald Fennoy: PBC School District Rethinking Back to School Policy

first_imgPalm Beach County School District Superintendent Donald Fennoy says they are re-evaluating the way students will be introduced back into the classroom. Initially, the school district voted to not offer parents any option to send their kids back to the brick and mortar school. Only virtual learning was offered until South Florida entered into phase two of reopening. As a result, the county spent millions of dollars to equip every student with a laptop and internet connectivity.Now, Dr. Fennoy announced is amending his recommendation saying in-person learning will be parents’ choice and will take place when health conditions permit without any phasing of re-entry by grade level or program.He has called for a special meeting of the school board Wednesday at 2 p.m to discuss re-entry options.The district originally planned on bringing students back in stages, starting with students in transition grades, including pre-K, kindergarten, first, sixth and ninth grades, as well as Exceptional Student Education centers and cluster sites.The start of school in Palm Beach County has been delayed until August 31st. The majority of Martin County students returned to the classroom today.Any plan will then have to be submitted and approved by the Florida Department of Education.last_img read more

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Rumson Pond To Become an Outdoor Classroom

first_img“The partnership opens up the opportunity to bring Monmouth University professors and graduate students into the classroom,” Marks said. “They can give a single class topic discussion about what’s in the pond and how we need to treat our environmental resources so that they’re here for our kids and for generations after us.”Najarian Associates, the company consulting on the project, has also offered to come into the schools for a discussion on pond dredging and its benefits.“That’ll be licensed professional engineers and environmental scientists coming into the classroom potentially right before the project starts,” said Marks.The unnamed pond sits on school property, just outside the science classrooms of the Deane-Porter School. An outdoor classroom will be built beside the pond during summer 2019 to be ready for use by the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Jenna MoldaverThe method of dredging has not yet been decided upon. “The NJDEP will regulate how we dredge the pond and there’s two mechanisms here that we’re investigating,” said Marks. Supporters of the project hope it will provide new opportunities for students to engage in the sciences at a young age. Students will be able to take water samples, analyze their contents and visualize concepts they encounter in their classes. David Marks, the borough engineer, explained how the partnership with Monmouth University also presents a variety of opportunities for students. By Jenna Moldaver |RUMSON – The Rumson Board of Education has partnered with the borough to transform the existing pond on the Deane-Porter and Forrestdale schools property into an outdoor educational space.The project consists of removing about 2,000 cubic yards of sediment from the bottom of the pond to create an average water depth of three to four feet. The dredging is expected to significantly improve the environmental quality of the pond, as more water will allow for temperature stabilization, meaning less vegetative growth and improved oxygen content for fish and wildlife. The Board and borough are currently working with a consulting engineer to obtain permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to begin the dredging project. They plan to submit their plans for review by the beginning of August. As the NJDEP typically takes 90 to 100 days to review a project, the hope is the project receives approval by the end of 2018. The project will then be put out for public bid. The current plan is to complete the project by the end of summer 2019 to be ready as school reopens.Monmouth University is also partnering on this project. The university conducted a bathymetric survey on the pond, which provided information on the depth of the pond and the amount of sediment it contains, critical for the dredging plan.An outdoor classroom that would overlook the pond and be used by multiple grades in science classes and other specialty subjects is also part of the plan. The classroom will be approximately 30 feet by 40 feet. One mechanism, known as mechanical dredging, involves lowering the pond, draining the water out and collecting and relocating marine life. The material is then stockpiled in the pond itself, dried out and then trucked away. The other alternative, hydraulic dredging, involves pumping the sediment at a high velocity and storing it in geotubes as the water flows out. The preferred option as of now is mechanical dredging.Either way, students can use the dredging process as an additional learning experience. The superintendent of the Rumson School District, John E. Bormann, is looking to create a project for the students to examine and analyze the pond as dredging occurs. The soil and sediment that is removed from the pond will be taken to the Monmouth County Landfill where it will be used as cover. The material was sampled and determined to be ideal for this purpose.This article was first published in the June 28-July 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Cats’ Strand earns honourable mention in monthly player award

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsKiana Strand of the Kootenay Wildcats earned honourable mention status for the month of February as the B.C. Hockey Female AAA League announced its player of the month award.Strand, of Invermere, lost out to Megan Spooner of the Prince George Cougars in balloting.The Cougar netminder, Spooner, scored a shutout of league leading Okanagan Rockets to earn the award.Tara Bouvette of the Rockets joined Strand in the honourable mention category.The Wildcats staged a brief rally at the end of the season to secure third place in league standings and a date against the Fraser Valley Phantom in semi final playoff action.Kootenay travels to the Fraser Valley for a best-of-three series March 18-20.The teams played to a pair of ties in games last weekend in Nelson.Meanwhile, Prince George travels to Vancouver Friday to meet the Fusion in quarterfinal action. The winner advances to the semi final against Okanagan.Semi final winners advance to the league final March 25-27 at the team with the highest regular season [email protected]last_img read more

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Gasoline & Oil Prices

first_imgThe N-D-P claims a new poll shows there’s overwhelming opposition in B-C to the provincial government’s carbon tax, which took effect on Canada Day.Opposition leader Carole James says, an Angus Reid survey conducted earlier this month shows, more than two thirds of provincial residents opposed to the tax.In addition, almost 90 per cent think it’s unfair that ordinary consumers are paying it, while big polluters are not.Bolstered by the poll, the N-D-P says it will step up its efforts in the coming weeks to gather signatures on a petition to axe the tax, which added nearly two and half cents, to the cost of a litre of gasoline.Meantime, the national average price has dropped another 3.7 cents a liter and, is now again below a dollar and 30 cents.At a dollar 29 point two it is also, more than 15 cents below the common posted price in Fort St. John.Up until this morning , it had held firm at a dollar 45 point four cents a liter, since the imposition of the carbon tax.Then prior to opening this morning, the Petro-Can filling station, on 105th avenue and 100th street, posted a price drop…albeit, only one half of one cent a liter.However, by nine o’clock it had disappeared and, the price was back up, to where it’s been all month.That’s in sharp contrast to prices in the majority of the 60 Ervin survey cities, with 54 of them recording price drops, up to 10 cents a liter in the past week.That’s is line with what’s happening with the price of crude oil, now about 25 dollars a barrel below this summer’s peak. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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QPR eye pre-deadline deal

first_imgQPR are looking to complete the pre-deadline signing of forward Nasser El Khayati from Burton later today.West London Sport revealed on Saturday that Rangers had had a £350,000 bid for El Khayati,  26, accepted by the League One leaders.He played under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton and has scored 11 goals in 44 appearances since joining the Brewers a year ago.Hasselbaink, who has won just one of his 11 matches since taking over as Rangers manager, is keen to bring him to Loftus Road.Rangers have also been linked with Oxford United’s Kemar Roofe but are not looking to sign the midfielder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Live playoff updates: Warriors beat Rockets in tight Game 5

first_imgJoin us Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for live scoring, news and analysis from Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets battle at Oracle.The Warriors come into Wednesday knowing they’ll need to match the physicality the Rockets used to lead them to two victories in Houston that have tied the second-round series at 2-2. Golden State dropped Game 4 on Monday night as Houston escaped … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

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