December 15, 2019

Research & Development

Dwayne and Mary Helen McCay Inducted Into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

University President, First Lady hold 15 joint patents Read more »
Published on 3/24/2017

Considering Tax Contributions from Undocumented Immigrants in Florida

It is important that local officials consider the subsequent loss of local and state tax contributions from undocumented immigrants when deciding whether to advance the Trump administration's mass deportation efforts. Undocumented immigrants currently contribute more than $11.6 billion to state and local taxes nationwide.4 Read more »
Published on 2/24/2017

Gator entrepreneurs return to Gainesville

Alumni are increasingly choosing to locate their world-class companies near UF Read more »
Published on 2/14/2017

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation's citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. Read more »
Published on 2/9/2017

Gov. Scott awards more than $16 million in research grants to cure cancer and tobacco-related diseases

Governor Rick Scott has announced that over $16 million in research funding was awarded to 16 different projects through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2017

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists. Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

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

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced 34 grant awards for Zika virus research following his authorization of $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development last fall. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2017

NSU researchers probe shark DNA to find their immune cancer-related genes

The study was done with participation from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Save Our Seas Shark Research Center and Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2017

Last Look Before Lift-Off: SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Encapsulated for Launch

The Lockheed Martin-built SBIRS missile warning satellite was enclosed in its protective launch vehicle fairing for Jan. 19 launch Read more »
Published on 1/12/2017

KPMG to Build State-of-the-Art Learning, Development, and Innovation Facility in Orlando, Fla.

KPMG LLP has unveiled plans to build a state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility to further enhance the world-class training capabilities it offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona in the City of Orlando, Florida, with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2017. Read more »
Published on 1/10/2017

Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases

With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika before they spread farther into the United States. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2016

Mérieux NutriSciences relocates food testing laboratory and brings 100 jobs

Mérieux NutriSciences announced that it will begin relocation plans to move its food testing facility from southwest Gainesville to a 22,700 square foot location one mile east of downtown Gainesville, close to the University of Florida campus. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2016

On the move: Innovations at a web-based logistics company

A Tampa man starts a web-based business that lets retailers and others take advantage of excess space on trucks to ship their products. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Promising startups are innovating in Florida

A look at some of Florida's most innovative new companies. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Florida Institute funds Gainesville-based Biotork, LLC

Company enables efficient, cost-effective bioconversion of renewable feedstock Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

Babcock Ranch's solar center will be ready for the community's first residents next year. 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

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