Wednesday, December 17, 2014
USF:Getting People Moving with A High-Tech Simulator

Thanks to a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant, USF is the first non-Department of Defense institution to buy the million-dollar, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator. ..

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Leading Breast Cancer Expert Joins Florida Atlantic University as Its New Vice President of Research

A renowned breast cancer researcher with more than 20 years experience will lead Florida Atlantic University into a new era of innovation as its vice president for research. Daniel C. Flynn, who begins at FAU on Jan. 5, was selected after a national search that attracted 76 applicants. ..

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
USF Health to study whether medication will help patients with atrial fibrillation fare better after a stroke

The $2.2 million investigator-initiated clinical trial will compare a new rapid-onset anticoagulant with warfarin, the standard medical treatment for Afib. ..

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
UCF Researchers' New 'Microring' Laser Improves Quality of Beams

A significant development by UCF researchers to improve laser-beam quality was recently reported in Science magazine. ..

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
NSU Researcher Leads Study of Threatened Coral Reefs

Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center has a long-standing tradition of researching and advocating for the protection of our coral reefs. To that end, NSU researcher Brian Walker, Ph.D., led a recent study that mapped nearly 40 acres of local coral reefs. ..

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Decoding the tree of life: UF geneticist contributes to groundbreaking study of bird evolution

Nature abhors a vacuum, which may explain the findings of a new study showing that bird evolution exploded 65 million years ago when nearly everything else on earth — dinosaurs included — died out. The study is part of an ambitious project, published in the Dec. 12 issue of the journal Science, in which hundreds of scientists worldwide have decoded the avian genome. ..

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Monday, December 08, 2014
Promising compound rapidly eliminates malaria parasite

USF is part of an international research collaborative led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reports that the rapid action of (+)-SJ733 will likely slow malaria drug resistance; human safety trials of the compound are planned ..

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Monday, December 08, 2014
New Research Suggests Caribbean Gorgonian Corals Are Resistant to Ocean Acidification

First study to analyze the effects of climate scenarios on important Caribbean reef coral  ..

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Monday, December 08, 2014
Enzymes could be key for brain cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover proteins that may contribute to neurological diseases and brain cancer in adults. ..

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Saturday, December 06, 2014
UF/IFAS scientists find potential biological control for avocado-ravaging disease

University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry. ..

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