October 21, 2016

Research & Development

Scientific discovery could revolutionize one of world's most important crops

Conservation geneticist wants to arm Ethiopian and Indian farmers with revolutionary new varieties of chickpea. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Avoiding deep impact: UCF, NASA study spaceship teamwork

It's estimated that a round trip to Mars will take at least two years. That's why NASA is investing millions of dollars trying to figure out the right recipe for creating highly effective, collaborative teams that can troubleshoot themselves out of any problem. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2016

Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease specialists at the University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

UF/IFAS study finds better way to keep shrimp juicy, tasty

When you eat a shrimp, you probably want it to be juicy. That's why University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are trying to find alternatives to phosphates to lock in that texture and savory flavor. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2016

UCF scientist part of $317M initiative to revolutionize textiles

A University of Central Florida scientist is playing a critical role in shaping a $317 million U.S. Department of Defense program that could expand the function of clothing to include... Read more »
Published on 4/8/2016

Clinical trial at UF Health uses cold virus to attack bladder cancer

When people with stage 1 bladder cancer relapse after standard treatment, often the next step is to remove their bladders. Now a University of Florida Health researcher is testing whether a modified version of the common cold virus could prevent this step, or even cure the disease. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

University of Florida scientists' role essential to LIGO discovery that opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. The taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation support for the Florida LIGO group began in 1997 and has continued since then. The NSF has supported both instrument science and data analysis research. Read more »
Published on 2/11/2016

UF creates trees with enhanced resistance to greening

After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to greening, and have the potential to resist canker and black spot, as well. Read more »
Published on 11/23/2015

UF receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute has been awarded $17.5 million from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA, program) to continue to pave the way for a swifter and more collaborative journey from research to improved health in the nation's third largest state. Florida State University joins UF as a community research partner on the four-year award. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2015

Max Planck Florida scientist Ryohei Yasuda receives $4.8 million NIH Pioneer Award

Award recognizes Yasuda's creativity and innovation in biomedical research Read more »
Published on 10/14/2015

The High Tech Corridor

A formidable array of higher-ed research, private research institutions and high-tech businesses lines Florida's I-4 corridor. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Research and recrimination on Florida's Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast's incentive-laden effort to brand itself as the Research Coast hits snags. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Florida's $500-million man

Blue-chip investors are betting half a billion dollars on an indie-rock guitarist and science fair geek with a secretive ‘augmented reality' technology company just south of the Fort Lauderdale airport. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Breeding a solution to citrus greening

Researchers are trying everything to stop the greening plague destroying Florida's citrus business. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Cancer Care: Statewide efforts

Florida treatment centers are stepping up efforts to help patients recover quickly. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Cancer Care: X-ray visionaries

Fort Myers-based 21st Century Oncology has grown from one location in 1981 to become the nation's largest provider of radiation therapy. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Brain trust: Florida research groups target Alzheimer's

This article looks at the ground-breaking work being done at Roskamp by Fiona Crawford, President and CEO, along with Daniel Paris, head of research and development, and 50 other scientists in an old contact lens manufacturing building. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Black Tech Week coming to Miami

The week-long event, to be held February 23-28, is aimed at promoting tech innovation during Black History Month. Read more »
Published on 2/3/2015

University of Miami is banking on brains

UM's brain tissue bank is a center for research into brain-related disease. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Hydrogen Hopes

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

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