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May 23, 2018

Research & Development

Pest Alert Triggered in Florida After Rare Fruit Fly Find

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) has issued a pest alert, indicating a male peach fruit fly — Bactrocera zonata(Saunders) (Tephritidae) — was captured in a detection trap last week in Lake Worth (Palm Beach County). A second male was then captured less than two miles away one day later, also in Lake Worth. According to FDACS-DPI, this is only the second time this pest species has been found in Florida. A previous detection was made in November 2010 in Miami-Dade County. Read more »
Published on 5/22/2018

Florida Scientist Stands Strong in Support of Citrus Nurseries

Florida citrus nurseries face unique challenges in the production of citrus nursery stock and the propagation of commercial citrus trees. Read more »
Published on 5/21/2018

NSF ‘supermagnet' laboratory receives $184 million renewal

Record-holding National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is world leader in magnetics research Read more »
Published on 4/2/2018

M2Gen's CEO Wants to Take Personalized Cancer Treatment to the Masses

Typically, such molecular and clinical patient information isn't shared among cancer centers... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Wider Approval

The FDA takes a broader approach to approving drug therapy. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Cancer Care: A Cure at a Cost

Re-engineering T-cells to fight tumors proves successful at fighting cancer. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Rocket-Powered Research

An Embry-Riddle research project tests how T-cells change in space. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Making Headway: Researchers Tout Advances in Cancer Care

From drug treatments to preventive medicines, researchers tout advances in cancer care. In 2009, Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski became the first medical director of the breast institute at JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

Gov. Scott: Lockheed Martin to Expand and Create 500 New Jobs in Orlando

Today, Governor Scott announced Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, will be expanding in Orlando and creating 500 new jobs. The average wage of the 500 new jobs will be $87,064. The company will also invest more than $50 million in their Orlando facility. Lockheed Martin currently employs over 14,000 Floridians at 73 locations. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2018

Tiny treadmills help test sea turtle hatchlings stamina

To determine how well the sea turtle hatchlings could perform after their walk on the treadmill, the hatchlings swam in a small tank using a specially designed swimsuit. Researchers measured oxygen consumption and lactate accumulation as well as their breathing rates and stroke rates — that is how fast they were paddling their flippers. (Photo credit: Jay Paredes) Read more »
Published on 1/3/2018

USF, Florida welcome new research vessel

When Bill Hogarth was told the Florida Institute of Oceanography's new research vessel was going to be named after him, he had a pretty reasonable - and funny - reaction. Read more »
Published on 11/8/2017

Scripps Florida Scientists Share $9 Million Grant to Develop Therapies that Target the Aging Process

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will share in a $9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study how individual genetic differences may form the basis for new therapeutic approaches that target the aging process itself rather than focusing on the treatment of individual diseases. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2017

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2017

FAU receives NIH Grant to further neuropsychiatric disorders research

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University's Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2017

Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $2.5 Million Collaborative Grant to Develop New Diabetes Treatment

Patrick R. Griffin, co-chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has been awarded a $2.5 million collaborative grant with Brigham and Women's Hospital by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more »
Published on 9/22/2017

Research across Florida 2017

UF Danger, Danger, Danger Good news for expecting parents everywhere on Zika. “Basically, the epidemic is over,” says Dr. J. Glenn Morris Jr., director of the University of Florida’s Emerging... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2017

Max Planck Florida Institute: Finely Focused

Before 2000, microscopes were limited to viewing particles larger than half the wavelength of light Then German physicist Stefan Hell proved he could do an end-around past the resolution barrier... Read more »
Published on 9/11/2017

FDA warns US Stem Cell Clinic in Sunrise, Florida, of significant deviations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter issued to US Stem Cell Clinic of Sunrise, Florida, and its Chief Scientific Officer Kristin Comella for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements, including some that could impact the sterility of their products, putting patients at risk. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2017

Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation team up to find solutions against Citrus Greening

Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a non-profit organization in Florida supporting citrus growers, have signed a research collaboration agreement to find solutions to Citrus Greening disease, which currently threatens the global citrus production and juice industry. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2017

Red Canyon Software, Inc., to Bring Jobs and More to Brevard

Plans for first regional office include revitalization of Historic Downtown Titusville site. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following Monday's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Do you love seedless watermelons in the hot summer? UF scientists are on the case

Some people love to eat a juicy, seedless watermelon for a tasty, refreshing snack during a hot, Florida summer day. University of Florida scientists have found a way to stave off potential diseases while retaining that flavor. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and testing cheaper, faster, and more sensitive. The new technology, which has been independently validated, promises to disrupt a multi-billion-dollar industry. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2017

Fire and ice: An Eglin test lab subjects vehicles to extreme temperatures

Inside a chamber at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Pensacola, several Ford trucks have been idling for three weeks... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

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