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December 13, 2017

Research & Development

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

Leveraging research: David Day retires as UF's tech transfer expert

The University of Florida has reaped more than $250 million in royalties over the last four decades from the sale of Gatorade, famously created by UF professor Robert Cade. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

New Screen Coating Makes Reading in Sunlight a Lot Easier. The Secret? Moth Eyes.

Nature-inspired film is scratch resistant, self-cleaning and could be used on flexible displays Read more »
Published on 6/22/2017

Vigilant Biosciences Announces Grant Award from National Institutes of Health

Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer, today announced the that it has received an award as part of a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund research in support of a novel point of care test to improve early identification of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2017

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

USF is first in Florida and 11th worldwide among universities generating new inventions Read more »
Published on 6/8/2017

University of Florida research spending at record $791 million in 2016

Spending for research at the University of Florida, a key indicator of how healthy an institution's research enterprise is, reached a record high of $791.3 million in 2016, according to a new report to the National Science Foundation. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2017

Aspirin use has modest or no benefit for patients with hardened arteries, UF Health researchers find

For decades, aspirin has been widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Now, a team led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found that aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

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