October 26, 2016

Research & Development

Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

It's been almost a decade since developer Syd Kitson first approached Florida Power & Light about his plans to build what he envisions as the country's most sustainable community at Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

UF study: Why 'managerial derailment' affects women more than men

Gender bias can influence how supervisors view a manager's long-term potential, a new study from the University of Florida shows. Read more »
Published on 10/3/2016

Nova Southeastern University opens new Center for Collaborative Research

215,000-sq.-ft. facility is a focal point for research and discovery in South Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2016

Gov. Scott authorizes $25 million in state funds for Zika virus vaccine research and development 

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following the inaction of the federal government to allocate funding to fight Zika, $25 million in state funds will be authorized to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

NASA's OSIRIS-REx speeds toward asteroid rendezvous

NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system. Read more »
Published on 9/9/2016

Injecting citrus tree trunks with bactericide may help stem greening

A chemical treatment known as a bactericide could help preserve citrus trees from the potentially deadly and costly greening disease, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Read more »
Published on 9/9/2016

UF/IFAS researchers scramble to find cure for tenacious, costly sugarcane virus

Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are working to find a cure or develop resistant varieties for a virus that is attacking sugarcane and sorghum throughout the Everglades agricultural region. Read more »
Published on 9/6/2016

UCF technology for killing metastatic breast cancer cells discovered, licensed

A UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading breast cancer cells and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials. Read more »
Published on 9/2/2016

Striking Rein-Gold: A profile of Reinhold Schmieding and Arthrex

The son of German immigrants has become a billionaire in Naples by combining hard-nosed business tactics with a Euro-style workplace to dominate the arthroscopic surgical instrument market. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Florida's life sciences industry is on the map

Created almost from scratch since 2003, Florida's life sciences industry is progressing — despite some high-profile failures. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Free-agent professors: Signings

Universities around Florida are adding faculty. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Research briefs: The latest in research being conducted around Florida

Health data, grouper sex, scanners, how running barefoot helps memory, how sponges from Antarctica may help fight MRSA bacterial infections, and more. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson's disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. Read more »
Published on 8/18/2016

Gainesville has become a tech hub for engineering entrepreneurs

It's now cool to be an engineer. Better yet, an engineer in Gainesville that starts a cool company. Read more »
Published on 8/14/2016

NIH awards $2.4 million to MPFI scientist to investigate the role of astrocytes in neural circuits

Work will focus on calcium signaling properties of astrocytes in the visual cortex Read more »
Published on 8/10/2016

UF receives record $724 million in research funding in FY 2015-16

Research focused on Alzheimer's disease, agricultural pests and economic development was among the thousands of projects funded with a record $724 million in research awards to the University of Florida last fiscal year. Read more »
Published on 8/2/2016

Florida Institute funds Orlando-based Mend VIP

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Mend VIP, an Orlando-based company with technology developed at the University of Central Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/29/2016

UF researchers discover first-ever method to farm Pacific blue tang

Finally, it may be possible for regular folks to find their own Dory. Read more »
Published on 7/21/2016

Florida State receives $10 million for nuclear research center

Florida State University will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a new Energy Frontier Research Center that will focus on accelerating scientific efforts needed to support nuclear waste cleanup. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2016

A record-breaking year for moving UF technologies to market

The University of Florida's Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year's total of 85 licenses by 43 percent. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2016

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