Tuesday, April 15, 2014
New angel investor seminars to spark more funding in South Florida companies

Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research will connect investors with promising university-based startups with $60,000 from Knight Foundation. ..

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source. ..

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Monday, April 14, 2014
FAU, Max Planck Florida talk new plans for international research school

Florida Atlantic University’s new president, Dr. John Kelly, visited the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience on FAU’s Jupiter campus last Thursday. The President and leadership team at FAU met with MPFI Scientific Director and CEO, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, COO Dr. Matthias Haury and Research Group Leader Dr. McLean Bolton to discuss new ideas on how to further develop their collaborative Ph.D. program to create a highly recognized International Max Planck Research School here in Jupiter, establishing the FAU campus as the leading neuroscience hub in the region. ..

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Monday, April 14, 2014
The Scripps Research Institute Announces ‘Scripps Advance,’ a New Drug Discovery Initiative

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. ..

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Monday, April 14, 2014
USF Forum Focuses on Future of International Research Collaboration

The challenging landscape of financing high-level academic and scientific research will require the world’s nations to strike new partnerships and collaborations. With those goals in mind, USF World hosted the interactive forum Developing Institutional Strategies for Growing Global Research this week, drawing senior leadership from universities across the globe to develop new strategies for successful international research efforts. ..

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say. ..

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Friday, April 11, 2014
USF: Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Certain people with a history of systemic allergic reactions to insect stings are likely to benefit from immunotherapy to prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis and should, at the very least, carry an epinephrine auto-injector, says renowned allergy expert, Wesley Burks, MD, of the University of North Carolina. ..

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Friday, April 11, 2014
UCF's Entire Marine Turtle Research Group to Present at International Meeting

A legend in sea turtle research and conservation and the first biologist to collect direct data from the turtles’ “lost years” will speak at the 34th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in New Orleans next week. ..

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
FSU philosophy professor to study self-control with $4.5 million grant

Self-control is one of the most fundamental keys to success in life. But how does self-control work and how can it be improved? Alfred R. Mele, the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, has received a three-year, $4.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate these questions directing a project on the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control. ..

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Scripps to Study How Exposure to Prescription Pain Medication in the Womb Affects Developing Brain

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded a $472,500 Cutting Edge Basic Research Award (CEBRA) by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health to study models of the brain development of newborns who have been exposed—and become addicted—to prescription pain medication while still in the womb. ..

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