Saturday, February 06, 2016
USF: COPH researchers investigate HIV/AIDS among indigenous Latin American populations

Researchers at the USF College of Public Health have begun exploratory research examining HIV/AIDS in indigenous populations in Ecuador, Panama and Belize. ..

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Saturday, February 06, 2016
UM: Modern Microbial Ecosystems Provide Window to Early Life on Earth

New research from a University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led science team provides new insight into one of the world’s most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes.  ..

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Friday, February 05, 2016
UF: The disease detectives - Unraveling how viruses go viral

Most people think about an infectious disease like the flu only when it knocks them flat. Or they worry about a deadly virus like Ebola after it shows up in the headlines. But scientists at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute are always anticipating the next possible epidemic, tracking viruses and bacteria that can trigger a fast-moving chain of infection. Then the team at EPI tries to stop them. ..

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Friday, February 05, 2016
USF research team witnesses historic eruption

For the first time since 1905, the Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua erupted in December 2015. The eruption began on Dec. 1. A team of USF researchers made it to the volcano on Dec. 6, and on Dec. 7, it exploded in front of them. These researchers are currently monitoring the recently active volcano using radar equipment and lava flow models. ..

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Friday, February 05, 2016
NIH Awards $2.8 Million to FAU Researchers and Collaborators

Researchers will work to define the mechanisms governing how cells decide whether to become a mature cell or whether to die. Their work will shed light on how to make transplantable tissues to cure diseases.  ..

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Friday, February 05, 2016
Clean Technology Business Competition Gives Boost to Promising Energy Ventures

Students and technology entrepreneurs have a chance to launch their innovative energy product ideas as part of the MegaWatt Ventures’ cleantech business competition, sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) and UCF. Applications are now being accepted through February 19th, 2016 for this annual event.  ..

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Friday, February 05, 2016
SBP: Towards a more sensitive and specific diagnostic test for melanoma

Melanoma is the leading cause of skin cancer-related death in the U.S., killing one person every hour. Part of the reason for this high mortality rate is the difficulty in distinguishing benign skin moles from malignant melanomas. Ranjan J. Perera, Ph.D., associate professor and scientific director of the Analytical Genomics and Bioinformatics core facility at SBP, pinpoints the problem: “There is a major need for better diagnostic tests for the early, reliable detection of human melanomas. ..

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
NSU Receives Additional Grant for Projects Related to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

NSU Receives More than Half a Million Dollars to Study Marine Ecosystem  ..

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
UCF, Florida Hospital Research Collaboration Awards First Grant

A collaboration between the University of Central Florida and Florida Hospital has awarded its first $20,000 seed grant to a team that will study the fundamentals of cough in patients with head and neck cancer. ..

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
UM: Study Shows North Atlantic Ocean CO2 Storage Doubled Over Last Decade

A University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study shows that the North Atlantic absorbed 100 percent more man-made carbon dioxide over the last decade, compared to the previous decade. The findings show the impact that the burning of fossil fuels have had on the world’s oceans in just 10 years. ..

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