INNOVATIVE STROKE TREATMENT LEADS TO PATENT APPLICATIONS

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and disability in the United States, with one person dying every four minutes. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke each year and about 87 percent are ischemic strokes, where blood flow to the brain is constrained or clogged. While there have been significant strides made in stroke research as well as major advances in stroke care, effective treatments are still insufficient and require a continued quest for new remedies. Current drugs designed for stroke intervention and treatment are based on their anti-oxidative properties or blockers of calcium channels or glutamate receptors. However, no clinically effective therapeutic intervention for stroke has yet been developed.

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ELECTRICIAN STUDENT, FASTEST IN STATE, TO COMPETE NATIONALLY

Sparks of excitement are flying in PBSC’s Residential and Commercial Electrician program—and for good reason. Agapito Arvizu, Jr. has placed first among Florida electrician students and apprentices in the 2018 IDEAL National Championship, giving him the chance to win $30,000 when he represents the state at the competition finals in Orlando Dec. 1-3.

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COLLINS AEROSPACE CREATES NEW PLAYING FIELD FOR OEMS

United Technologies Corp. (UTC) completed its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, laying out a plan to emerge as an aerospace-focused company that comprises the newly formed Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, UTC announced on November 27. The company, meanwhile, will spin off non-aerospace units, including Otis and Carrier, into independent entities.

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