Tuesday, May 24, 2016
UF: Study proves removing beach debris increases sea turtle nests

Conventional wisdom says removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest; now, as sea-turtle nesting season gets underway, a new University of Florida study proves it.  ..

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
UF: These wearables know when you are bored

High-tech tools help a UF researcher discover what makes a destination memorable  ..

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
UF: Man-eating monster crocodile may be Florida’s newest invasive species

Using DNA analysis, University of Florida researchers have confirmed the capture of multiple Nile crocodiles in the wild.  ..

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
University of South Florida Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA

New findings may provide opportunity for developing new drugs to fight dangerous bacteria currently highly resistant to treatment. ..

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
FAU: Study Documents African Monkeys Eating Bats

Interactions between primates and bats have been poorly documented, and detailed reports have been rare, until now. An FAU study is the first to report implications for animal-human disease transmission. ..

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Monday, May 23, 2016
FIU: discovery opens door to further research into treatment of neurodegenerative disease

Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has made a discovery that could potentially help put off or prevent the onset of debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. ..

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Friday, May 20, 2016
FIU: Scientific discovery could revolutionize one of world’s most important crops

A team of researchers, including FIU biology professor Eric von Wettberg, has identified the gene responsible for giving white chickpea its light seed and flower color. This genetic finding can help breeders create varieties of chickpea that will fare better against debilitating diseases, yield a higher number of seeds on the same amount land, and fetch a higher price per seed. ..

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
NASA Gives UCF Grant to Study Astronauts' Team Effectiveness for Deep Space Missions

NASA has awarded two UCF professors $900,000 to study cognitive issues such as memory and attention in astronauts on lengthy space assignments.  ..

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
UCF to Advance Nation's Power Grid with $1 Million Federal Award

A national effort joined by the University of Central Florida to modernize and sustain the nation’s power grid will expand thanks to a new $1 million cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative.  ..

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
FAU: Physical Activity ‘Magic Bullet’ for Obesity, Heart Disease

Professors have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity has the closest resemblance to a “magic bullet” to fight the epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease. ..

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