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NSU Launches First-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence Bot to Help Students, Faculty and Staff

By Tasha Yohan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Amazon may have Alexa, but Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has Julie! Created by NSU’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Julie is an AI chatbot that will optimize the university experience. NSU’s Office of Innovation and Technology has developed and debuted “Julie” to its students, faculty and staff. Julie is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that was designed to help the NSU community navigate and optimize their university experience. “At NSU, we consistently seek out ways to provide an edge for our students and Julie is another element that allows them to have access to innovation,” said Dr. George Hanbury, president of NSU. “Technology is embedded in NSU’s DNA, having pioneered many firsts that today are taken for granted. This latest feature is yet another advancement designed to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.” Online chatbots are typically a computer program or AI that holds a conversation with a user via text or voice, responding in ways that a human would. Beyond automating simple requests, they are able to provide assistance or access information quickly and efficiently. Julie is an animated and personalized chat bot that has been programmed with many abilities, such as providing …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Friends of South Regional Broward College Library Facebook Raffle. Like SRBCfriends on Facebook and then post a picture of how you use BCL everywhere not just at a library. Contest details available on Facebook or at South Regional BC Library. 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

– South Regional/BC Library Entrance Lobby 2 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Stargazing with the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association, All Ages 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

– Stirling Road Branch Lobby The South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association (SFAAA) will be here with telescopes for public use! Join us in the parking lot for this special event!! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Stirling Road Library and NASA @ My Library. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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NSU Researchers Uncover Genetic Marker, Predictor of Early Relapse in Pediatric ALL

By wlchrist FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early relapse (less than three years) in their acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. This is a critical finding because NER gene expression levels can now help guide doctors in their rationale for appropriate treatment targeted to each patient’s disease. ALL is the most common childhood cancer. Treatment has improved dramatically due to evolving methods of determining risk factors and genetic analysis. Five-year survival rates have increased substantially from 57% in 1975 – ’77 to 92% in 2006 – ’12. Yet, the current genotoxic chemotherapy regimens are still extremely debilitating. “Our research found a correlation between high NER expression levels and early relapse of ALL among relapsing patients,” said Jean Latimer, Ph.D., director of the NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research and associate professor and cancer research scientist, College of Pharmacy. “Being able to identify patients with the highest risk of early recurrence who are not detectable using present clinical measures and then treating them with a more targeted therapy is crucial to …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Researchers Uncover Genetic Marker, Predictor of Early Relapse in Pediatric ALL

By jdonzelli FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early relapse (less than three years) in their acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. This is a critical finding because NER gene expression levels can now help guide doctors in their rationale for appropriate treatment targeted to each patient’s disease. ALL is the most common childhood cancer. Treatment has improved dramatically due to evolving methods of determining risk factors and genetic analysis. Five-year survival rates have increased substantially from 57% in 1975 – ’77 to 92% in 2006 – ’12. Yet, the current genotoxic chemotherapy regimens are still extremely debilitating. “Our research found a correlation between high NER expression levels and early relapse of ALL among relapsing patients,” said Jean Latimer, Ph.D., director of the NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research and associate professor and cancer research scientist, College of Pharmacy. “Being able to identify patients with the highest risk of early recurrence who are not detectable using present clinical measures and then treating them with a more targeted therapy …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Family impacted by autism funds program to develop leaders, research in caring for developmentally disabled adults

By Jennifer Lacayo Local doctors Jeffrey Simmons and Yolangel Hernandez Suarez have made a $2 million gift to FIU to establish the Simmons+Hernandez …read more Source:: FIU News       ...
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Executive director of U.S. Department of Education initiative visits campus, learns about LEAP program

By Gisela Valencia This semester two-time alumna Aimee Viana, who is now the executive director for the U.S. Department of Education’s White House …read more Source:: FIU News       ...
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Friends of South Regional Broward College Library Facebook Raffle. Like SRBCfriends on Facebook and then post a picture of how you use BCL everywhere not just at a library. Contest details available on Facebook or at South Regional BC Library. 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

– South Regional/BC Library Entrance Lobby 2 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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2018 Mini Citizenship Event presented by Hispanic Unity of Florida! Need help becoming a U.S. Citizen? Receive FREE assistance to apply for citizenship. To Register and for more information: call 954-964-8884 Ext. 266 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

– Southwest Regional Library Classroom 203 …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Knitting Circle. Join our monthly knitting circle. It is a great way to get yourself knitting more, and to meet other people who share your interest. All levels are welcome. 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

– North Regional/BC Library 154 Multipurpose Room/Library Auditorium …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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