Wednesday, October 03, 2018
U.S. Department of Education Awards FIU $1.1 Million to create Center for International Business Education and Research

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded FIU a more than $1.1 million grant, which will have a total impact of more than $2 million with matching funds, to establish a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The grant is one of just 15 CIBER grants awarded to leading universities across the country this year and the only award granted in Florida. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Polston Lab ‘Recruits’ Insects as Allies for Plants in Food Security Project

A University of Florida (UF) lab spearheaded a campaign to recruit insects as allies that can aid in reducing plant stress to enhance food security. The initial 12-month “recruiting” effort by Jane Polston, a professor of plant pathology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, successfully completes the first of three phases of a scheduled four-year project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Insect Allies program.


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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Chemistry Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Improve Data Science Framework

Dr. Stuart Chalk, a University of North Florida chemistry professor, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to test and improve upon his data science framework, SciData, which will help make the integration of scientific data more efficient for researchers. The $600,000 NSF grant will focus on linking chemical data to health, pharmacology and toxicology data from a variety of sources and organizing it in a way that both people, as well as computers, can understand and search the data. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Parkinson’s Disease Research Led by UWF Professor

A University of West Florida (UWF) research team recently conducted a study regarding Parkinson’s disease in the Usha Kundu, M.D., College of Health Department of Exercise Science and Community Health. The UWF team’s research demonstrates in animal models how regular endurance exercise regenerates dopaminergic neurons destroyed by Parkinson’s disease, thus reversing motor impairment.  ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Cutting-Edge Research at Florida Poly Aims to Save Babies’ Lives

Faculty and student researchers at Florida Polytechnic (Poly) University are developing a breakthrough method that would result in more accurate maternal and fetal electrocardiogram signals, so that babies can be properly treated for cardiac defects diagnosed before birth. ..

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Congress Approves Defense Funding Bill that Includes $30 Million Intended for BRIDG Facility in Central Florida

Congress has approved a defense-funding bill that includes $30 million intended for the BRIDG facility in Osceola County. BRIDG, a nonprofit public-private partnership, would use any funding it receives to establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense. ..

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Florida Polytechnic University Establishes Advanced Mobility Institute

Florida Polytechnic University announced the creation of its Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI), a university-affiliated technology research center focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology. AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country. ..

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
FGCU to House NSF-Funded Red Tide Research

A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. To study the effects of these harmful algae blooms, the Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research has been awarded funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The research, led by a principal investigator from Florida Gulf Coast University (FCGU), will focus on ciguatera fish poisoning and the environmental factors influencing its occurrence. ..

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Scripps Study Finds Opioid Users Could Benefit from Meth-Relapse Prevention Strategy

New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance abuse disorders may benefit from a Scripps Research-developed relapse-prevention compound than previously thought. The research, published recently in the journal Learning and Memory, shows that the compound appears to be effective even if multiple drugs of abuse are involved, such as methamphetamine in combination with either opioids or nicotine. ..

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
FSU Researcher Finds Earth-Like Gravity May Solve Astronaut Vision Ailment

A Florida State University (FSU) scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts – vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for the regulation of fluid pressure within the eyes of the mice were damaged as a result of space flight. In addition, essential proteins for vision were altered. ..

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