Saturday, January 14, 2017
USF Engineering and Morsani College of Medicine partner to create Department of Medical Engineering

The University of South Florida College of Engineering and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine have established the Department of Medical Engineering, a unique transdisciplinary concept that will combine the related aspects of engineering and medicine while providing access to real-world health care environments for education and research. ..

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Embry Riddle: Research Park Welcomes Flight Level Engineering to MicaPlex

Florida-based Flight Level Engineering has become the first company to join the Customized Business Acceleration Program at the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) at Embry-Riddle Research Park in Daytona Beach. ..

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
UF: Can we delay or prevent dementia?

According to a 2015 report by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging, in the last five years of life, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter of a million dollars per person, 57 percent more than the costs associated with death from other diseases, including cancer and heart disease. ..

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Moffitt Cancer Center is working on a new vaccine that would help early-stage breast cancer patients who have HER2 positive disease. ..

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Develop Novel Treatment to Prevent Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. In a new study published as the cover story in Science Translational Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers show that a novel treatment can effectively inhibit the development of GVHD in mice and maintain the infection- and tumor-fighting capabilities of the immune system.  ..

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Monday, January 09, 2017
Grant to UCF to Accelerate Biofuel Research, Mainstream Adoption

The adoption of highly efficient, low-emission alternative biofuels just got a boost thanks to $7 million worth of Department of Energy grants announced earlier this month.  ..

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Thursday, January 05, 2017
UM: New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change

New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems. ..

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Florida Institute Funds Gainesville-based Omninox

The Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Omninox, a Gainesville-based company with technology developed at the University of Florida. Omninox is developing a productive assessment platform using a question recommendation engine that increases educator productivity and uses research-driven methods to improve student educational outcomes. ..

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Friday, December 23, 2016
UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection. Researchers at the University of Florida have played an integral role in the vaccine trial’s execution, finding that it is 100 percent effective at preventing Ebola when given 10 or more days prior to exposure to the deadly virus.  ..

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
FIT: Massive Black Holes May Have Spawned from Powerful Magnetic Stars

Florida Tech Researcher offers theory that the colliding massive black holes that produced gravitational waves detected by LIGO could have started life as magnetic stars.  ..

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