Tuesday, April 26, 2016
UF: Saving the treasures of a sunken world

An underwater graveyard of prehistoric mega-reptiles has long been a trove of scientific discovery. Now that these flooded caves in the Bahamas have gained national protection, they could be a key to restoring the islands’ biodiversity.  ..

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
UF: Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease specialists at the University of Florida.  ..

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
FAU: Ocean Drone Identifies Grouper Mating Calls

Just as the sun sets, hundreds of groupers gather at their favorite hangouts along the shelf breaks in the southeast U.S., Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin to spawn – and they’re pretty vocal about it. ..

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Monday, April 25, 2016
UNF Professors Awarded NIH Grant for Unique Adaptive Toy Project

Professors in the School of Engineering and the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences at UNF were awarded a grant for more than $85,000 by the National Institutes of Health to continue the development of a team-based course to develop adaptive battery-powered toy cars for children with developmental disabilities. ..

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Friday, April 22, 2016
UF Health researchers develop unique model for studying ALS

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia.  ..

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Friday, April 22, 2016
FAU Hosts First U.S. Clinical Trial for Lewy Body Dementia

There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD). FAU’s College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for LBD.  ..

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
UF student's research shines a light on Brazilian ecosystems

As UF researchers working in Brazil are learning and documenting, an unintended and ironic consequence of building roads for agricultural expansion is that roads can create the ideal habitat for insects that can be major agricultural pests. ..

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Six Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, USF Researchers See Path Forward

Through ongoing studies, scientific researchers from the University of South Florida continue to learn more about how both oil and dispersants have impacted marine life. Six years later, many lessons have been learned about response and recovery, especially about the impacts on marine life. However, scientists continue to seek more answers. ..

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center Conducting Study to Determine if New Tumor Test Can Identify Prostate Cancer in African American Men

Moffitt Cancer Center is opening a study that will determine if a new tumor test known as Decipher® can find aggressive prostate cancer in black men, as well as in men of other ethnicities.  ..

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
FAU Researcher Receives NIH Grant for MS and Cancer Treatment

A leading scientist has received $540,250 from the NIH to continue his groundbreaking research to develop new therapeutic agents for collagen-based diseases including multiple sclerosis, cancer and sepsis.  ..

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