Wednesday, February 25, 2015
USF researcher: Cholesterol-lowering drugs effectiveness and safety claims exaggerated

USF scientist and a cholesterol expert say advocates of statins have inflated claims about the drug by “statistical deception”  ..

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists made the discovery after an orangutan treated at UF died from eating snails carrying the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis, known as the rat lungworm. ..

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
USF biologists: Reductions in biodiversity can elevate disease risk

Research identifies traits of predators that predicts their ability to reduce parasite transmission - managing predator diversity may be an underutilized tool to reduce human and wildlife diseases and pests in general  ..

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
UF: Tropical turtle discovery in Wyoming provides climate-change clues

Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run into trouble.  ..

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Monday, February 23, 2015
FIU: Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs

Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to an FIU study published this month in Marine Ecology Progress Series.  ..

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Florida Tech Study Links Coral Disease, Warming Atlantic

Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study from Florida Institute of Technology, ocean warming has played a significant role in this dramatic decline.  ..

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
UM: Study in Nature Reports Antibody-Like Molecule Protects Against HIV/AIDS

A collaborative research team has found that an antibody-like molecule provides long-term protection against HIV/AIDS infection, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher who played a contributory role in the study.  ..

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Max Planck: New insights into underlying cellular mechanisms of information processing in the brain

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Pasteur Institute have uncovered a key factor in regulating information transmittal during the early stages of auditory processing. ..

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Community Foundation of Broward, AutoNation and the Royal Dames Partner to Support Cancer Research at NSU

The Community Foundation of Broward and AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, have teamed up to provide $100,000 to help researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research (RGI) get a promising new drug into the hands of cancer sufferers. ..

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Florida Institute Funds Boca Raton-based EyeLife, Inc.

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with EyeLife, a Boca Raton-based company that is developing portable wireless ultrasound equipment based on technology licensed from Florida Atlantic University. ..

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