Wednesday, January 21, 2015
FIU: Origami research continues to unfold

Professor Stavros Georgakopoulos shows how researchers are bringing age-old origami techniques to 21st century space. ..

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
UNF: Pioneer Study Examines Declining Coral Reef Health Due to Pesticides and Sea Surface Temperatures

In order to better understand the combined effects of mosquito pesticides and rising sea-surface temperatures, Dr. Cliff Ross, an associate professor of biology at the University of North Florida, along with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory, exposed larvae from the coral, Porites astreoides, to selected concentrations of pesticides and temperatures. ..

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
With a Magic Leap, South Florida venture capital jumps in Q4, 2014

For the venture capital industry nationwide, 2014 was the year of the megadeal, and Magic Leap, which is creating augmented reality technology in Dania Beach, brought in the third-largest financing round of the year. It’s $542 million venture round last quarter, with investors including Google, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins and others, was only eclipsed by two $1.2 billion rounds by Uber, the ride-sharing company. ..

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Cone Snail Venom Holds Promise for Medical Treatments for Cancer and Addiction

While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities.  ..

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Friday, January 16, 2015
USF professors lend interdisciplinary expertise to cutting-edge medical alert system

A pair of USF professors from seemingly disparate disciplines are helping to further develop and refine a new medical alert system with state-of-the-art potential.  ..

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
UF/IFAS study: Wheat yield to decline as temperatures increase

For every degree Celsius that the temperature increases, the world stands to lose 6 percent of its wheat crop, according to a new global study led by a University of Florida scientist. That’s one fourth of the annual global wheat trade, which reached 147 million tons in 2013.  ..

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
UCF I-Corps Welcomes Co-Founder and Pioneer of Lean Startup Movement

The UCF I-Corps program will welcome the co-founder and leader of the Lean Startup movement on Thursday, January 29th for two events in Orlando. Jerry Engel, Ph.D. will make special appearances at UCF’s campus and at an industry mixer/reception in downtown Orlando, in partnership with Canvs, Starter Studio and Orlando Tech Association, as part of the official launch and debut of the UCF I-Corps program.  ..

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Scripps Florida Scientists Develop Novel Platform for Treatment of Breast, Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a novel synthetic compound that sharply inhibits the activity of a protein that plays an important role in in the progression of breast and pancreatic cancers. ..

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Harris Corp. $1 Million Gift Creates FIT Student Design Center

Florida Institute of Technology today announced that a $1 million gift from Harris Corporation is creating a new Student Design Center at the university. The 11,500-square-foot, single story structure will serve College of Engineering and College of Science seniors completing capstone design projects. ..

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Monday, January 12, 2015
UF study finds genetic predictor of serious hemorrhagic stroke complications

University of Florida Health researchers have found a possible predictor for little understood -- but often disabling or even fatal -- stroke complications. ..

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