Tuesday, July 15, 2014
UM: Sustainable Support

UM researchers are examining which bridge designs and materials are the most eco-friendly.  ..

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sanford-Burnham: Genes promote hardening of arteries in type 2 diabetes

Dwight Towler, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Cardiovascular Pathobiology Program at Sanford-Burnham, has been actively researching the molecular causes of arterial calcification for more than a decade. Finding a way to prevent cardiovascular calcification could improve the vascular health of type 2 diabetes and prevent many of the associated medical complications. -  ..

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Monday, July 14, 2014
FAU Signs Licensing Agreement for a Patent that Disables Cellphone Texting Features While Driving

Florida Atlantic University and PortNexus have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to implement a patented idea that will help solve the growing national problem of auto accidents caused by people texting while driving—potentially saving lives one blocked text at a time. ..

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Monday, July 14, 2014
UF: Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health

University of Florida researchers have found that combining calorie restriction with a supplement of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, dark chocolate and blueberries, could kick-start this housekeeping process, helping heart cells recover from damage, according to a study in rats published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. ..

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
UM: Study Provides New Approach to Forecast Hurricane Intensity

New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes. ..

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Friday, July 11, 2014
USF: New simulator integrates technologies for interdisciplinary research, rehabilitation

USF recently acquired the CAREN virtual reality system, a powerful tool that helps people with disabilities increase their independence and reintegrate into the community. ..

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Scripps Florida Scientists Shed New Light on Nerve Cell Growth

Amidst the astounding complexity of the billions of nerve cells and trillions of synaptic connections in the brain, how do nerve cells decide how far to grow or how many connections to build? How do they coordinate these events within the developing brain? ..

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
UF research finds association between certain pain relievers and heart attack

A University of Florida study has found that the regular use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in postmenopausal women. The study was published this week in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. ..

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
USF Study: Amphibians Can Acquire Resistance to Deadly Fungus

Research provides new insight into how frogs develop immunity against fungal disease and could aid conservation efforts.  ..

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
UF: Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

University of Florida researchers, hoping to better understand how West Nile virus affects mosquitoes, set up an experiment they outline in the Journal of Vector Ecology’s current issue. ..

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