Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tumor Cells Develop Predictable Characteristics that are not Random, Say Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers

Tumors are composed of many subpopulations of cells. A general consensus among scientists is that these subpopulations are due to random mutations. However, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers found that these assumptions may be incorrect. In a new article published in the journal Cancer Research, they report that certain subpopulations can be predicted and do not develop randomly as previously thought. ..

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The numbers are in: UF is good for Florida

Private companies licensing technology from the University of Florida infused nearly $2.3 billion into the state of Florida economy last year and accounted for the employment of more than 10,600 people, according to a newly released study of UF’s statewide economic impact. ..

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
UCF: 'Coral Zombies' May Spell Doom for Coral Reefs Around World

Scientists have known for a while that coral reefs around the world are dying, and in a worst-case scenario they were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate. ..

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
UM Science Kicks Off Discovery Channel’s 2016 Shark Week Programming

This year’s Discovery Channel Shark Week kicks off with science from University of Miami’s (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science shark researcher Neil Hammerschlag and collaborators in the Bahamas. The show, called “Tiger Beach,” will follow Hammerschlag and colleagues as they study tiger sharks to better understand the life of these massive predators. The show airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. ..

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
UF: Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

Four months after stunning the world with the announcement that they had detected gravitational waves from a collision of two black holes and confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity, scientists say they’ve done it again.  ..

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

CF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer.  ..

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
USF researchers find stroke damages blood-spinal cord barrier

Stroke’s long-term effects on blood-spinal cord barrier can lead to ‘an increasingly toxic environment’ in spinal cord and ‘significant input on disease pathology’  ..

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Thursday, June 09, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center Study Identifies Disparities in Breast Cancer Risk Management among Those Genetically Susceptible to the Disease

If you are a young woman diagnosed with the most common form of inherited breast cancer due to a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, what would you do to manage your high risks for developing cancer in the future? The answers seem to vary depending on whether you are white, Hispanic or black. ..

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
StartUP FIU launches with 3 incubators and entrepreneurship accelerator program

StartUP FIU, an initiative aimed at supporting innovation among students, faculty, alumni and community members, encompasses three new incubators and an accelerator program that is accepting applications for the first cohort starting in September.  ..

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
FIU in DC opens, focused on expanding research partnerships and propelling student success

Florida International University will open the doors this week to FIU in Washington, D.C., (FIU in DC). The FIU initiative is a research-driven solutions center aimed at expanding national partnerships and creating greater opportunities in the nation’s capital for students, faculty and the South Florida community.  ..

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