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Research & Development

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

New drug from UM and Tetra could improve memory after traumatic brain injury

New drug from University of Miami and Tetra Discovery shows potential to improve memory after traumatic brain injury. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Tetra Discovery Partners study was oublished in the Journal of Neuroscience. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2016

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

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Labor shortage? Florida man applies for 60 jobs, gets 1 interview
Labor shortage? Florida man applies for 60 jobs, gets 1 interview

The supposed labor shortage is a frustrating concept for some job seekers who say they're applying but getting nowhere. A Florida man's job search is getting attention after he says he applied to 60 entry-level positions but only got one interview.

 

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