Saturday, August 20, 2016
Teens Test Strength of Robots at Embry-Riddle Summer Academy

The test of strength came as two robots battled it out in a game of tug-of-war. Using a carabiner and rope, two teams used remote controls to drive their robots in the opposite direction, until one robot was pulled over a line marked on the floor. This friendly competition was one of many exercises that future engineers participated in during Embry-Riddle’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Summer Academy last month. ..

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Mussel flexing: Bivalves save drought-stricken marshes, UF research finds

The study, led by the University of Florida, finds that when mussels pile up in mounds around the grass stems, they provide protection by improving water storage around the grass roots and reducing soil salinity.  ..

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
New Moffitt Cancer Center Study Highlights Importance of Regular Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at High Risk

A new study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography (LDCT) but later went on to develop lung cancer within the following two years had poorer outcomes than patients who initially had a non-cancerous positive LDCT screen. ..

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Florida Institute Funds Boca Raton-based Ovation Diagnostics

The Institute announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Ovation Diagnostics, a Boca Raton-based company with technology developed at University of South Florida. ..

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
New National Study Shows Patient-Reported Outcomes Better with Bone Marrow Transplants Compared to Peripheral Blood Transplants from Unrelated Donors

In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers from multiple institutions including Moffitt Cancer Center found that patients who receive stem cell transplants collected from an unrelated donor’s bone marrow have better long-term well-being and fewer symptoms of a common post-transplant side effect called graft-versus-host disease than those whose transplanted cells were taken from the donor’s bloodstream, also known as peripheral blood stem cells. ..

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
USF Marine Scientists Analyze Mysterious New ‘Death Zone’ in Northern Gulf of Mexico

Green hazy water, white coatings on coral and sponges causing die-off on reef usually full of color and active marine life.  ..

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Embry-Riddle: Students Take Part in Underwater NASA Mission

When communicating on Mars, a light-weight and energy-efficient communications system will be essential for astronauts to conduct surface operations and make scientific discoveries. ..

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Friday, August 12, 2016
UF: 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. UF researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to reveal areas where Parkinson’s disease and related conditions cause progressive decline in brain activity. ..

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
GIS Mapping Aims to Improve Health Care Access for Older Adults

With a growing aging population in South Florida, a University of Miami geographer who specializes in public health teamed up with geriatricians and other geographers to conduct the first age-adjusted analysis of socially and medically vulnerable older adults in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. ..

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus.  ..

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