Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Study Shows Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Threatened by Microplastic Pollution

A new study from Florida State University researchers shows that increasing microplastic accumulation along the Gulf's beaches could alter the composition of shoreline sand and jeopardize the turtles' sensitive incubation environments. ..

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Florida Cancer Centers Awarded $1.36 Million to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

The Florida Department of Health's James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program has armed Moffitt Cancer Center, University of Florida Health Cancer Center - Gainesville, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami and numerous collaborating centers with $1.36 million to address cancer disparities and improve outcomes and care for individuals affected by pancreatic cancer. ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Watching Nanomaterials Form in 4-D

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Florida are working develop a new type of Transmission Electron Microscope that takes dynamic, multiframe videos of nanoparticles as they form, allowing researchers to view how specimens change in space and time.  Knowing how these particles form could change how researchers design future drug-delivery systems, paints, coatings, lubricants and other materials for which having control over nanoscale properties is essential. ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Human-on-a-Chip Company Hesperos Licenses First Functional Stem Cell Derived Neuromuscular Junction Model

Hesperos Inc. has increased its pioneering human-on-a-chip drug testing capabilities by adding a new neuromuscular model to its patented multiorgan microfluidic device systems. Abnormal function of the neuromuscular junction is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and spinal muscular atrophy, and a human model will be critical in developing and selecting effective drugs to treat these diseases. ..

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
IAEA, FIU Expand Cooperation on Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation

An agreement signed Friday in Miami, Florida, will boost the cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Florida International University in science and technology research, as well as capacity building in the fields of decommissioning and environmental remediation. ..

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Monday, April 23, 2018
UNF School of Engineering Professor Invents One-of-a-Kind Surf Rover Machine

William Dally, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of North Florida, is hard at work creating a vehicle he calls the Surf Rover.  A complete model scaled to one-quarter the actual size shows a creation that looks part dune-buggy and part amphibious crawler, with tank tracks that will allow it to move underwater along the ocean floor. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Research Team Engineers a Better Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Lee Woodcock, a University of South Florida researcher, is part of an international team of researchers who are working to further improve the enzyme PETase to allow it to be used industrially to break down plastics in a fraction of the time. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
UNF Psychology Study Reveals Certain Cultures Short in Everyday Patience

Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a University of North Florida psychology professor, conducted a European study regarding patience in everyday life. It reveals there are cultural differences as to when people get impatient and the reactions they show. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
UF Researchers Identify Patient Factors Associated with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

As health care providers and policymakers look for ways to address opioid misuse, knowing who may be at risk for developing chronic pain could be an important tool for prevention. A new University of Florida study has pinpointed patient characteristics associated with long-term musculoskeletal pain. Researchers say the information could help physical therapists and other clinicians identify at-risk patients and better tailor treatments to control their pain and potentially limit prescription of opioid medications for pain. ..

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

Seven inventors have been selected for induction into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame during its 5th Annual Induction Ceremony & Gala on Sep. 7 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Inductees must have at least one U.S. patent and a connection to Florida. Collectively, the 2018 inductees hold more than 180 U.S. patents. ..

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