Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Finding Dory: UF researchers discover first-ever method to farm Pacific blue tang

Researchers with the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin have for the first time successfully raised in captivity the Pacific blue tang, the colorful fish that now stars in a Disney movie. The breakthrough means aquarium hobbyists and marine life exhibits may soon have a source for blue tangs that doesn’t rely on wild captured fish. ..

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
FIU Professor genetically modifies mosquitoes in quest to protect humans

The FIU biologist is the first scientist in the world to create a mutant mosquito — a feat he achieved in 2010 as a researcher at Rockefeller University in New York. While it sounds like a Marvel movie in the making, DeGennaro has no intention of unleashing a new type of mosquito on the world. His mutants serve a greater scientific purpose — they help him better understand what attracts mosquitoes to humans. ..

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Monday, July 18, 2016
USF Researchers Find Dangerous Bacteria After Sewage Spills

University of South Florida researchers investigating the aftermath of a September 2014 sewer line break in St. Petersburg have found dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the untreated wastewater that gushed into neighborhoods and into Boca Ciega Bay at a rate of 250 to 500 gallons per minute. ..

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center Receives Two NCI Grants

Moffitt Cancer Center Awarded $3.2 Million Grant to Study Bone Metastasis in Prostate Cancer and $3.4 Million Grant to Establish Imaging Biomarker Validation Center ..

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Monday, July 18, 2016
UCF Led Team Discovers New Venomous Snake

An international team of scientists has solved a case of mistaken identity and discovered a new species of venomous snake.  ..

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
UM: Goes-3 Satellite Decommissioned After Linking Antarctica To The World For More Than 20 Years

The National Science Foundation (NSF) late last month decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite--among the oldest, continuously operating satellites in the skies--that for 21 years had helped to link NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the outside world.  ..

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Beauty and the beets: Curbing our obsession with perfect produce

Brecht, now a plant physiologist at the University of Florida, studies the best ways to get produce from farm to fork in good condition. ..

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Moffitt Researchers Find New Way to Control Genes Often Involved in Cancer Growth

Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases. All are driven by cells and genes that escape the normal process of division and begin their own plan to replicate in the body.  ..

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
IHMC's Dawn Kernagis Joins NASA’s Undersea Mission

Dr. Dawn Kernagis, a Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) and host of STEM-Talk, has been chosen as one of six crew members to join NASA’s undersea analog mission, NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations).  ..

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
FAU: I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials™ Partner to Cut Energy Costs

FAU’s I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials™ have formed a unique partnership to develop and evaluate a novel low-cost, low-power, wireless CO2 sensing system for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications. ..

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