Wednesday, July 23, 2014
UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans. That delicate mix is what is known as biodiversity, and the University of Florida is launching an initiative to study and protect it. ..

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USF research may help fight decline of the world's amphibians

Researchers affiliated with USF have found that frogs can acquire resistance to a deadly fungus that has had a catastrophic effect on amphibians.  ..

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
UM: New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks as Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing

UM Rosenstiel School and Abess Center-led study provides new information for shark conservation efforts.  ..

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Monday, July 21, 2014
UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today. ..

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Monday, July 21, 2014
Clean Tech Innovation Could Mean Big Savings for Fleet Owners

A Florida-based company, in partnership with UCF researchers, has developed an innovative technology that will reduce fossil fuel usage in commercial trucks, potentially saving fleet owners more than $2 million a year while reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. ..

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Monday, July 21, 2014
FSU: New research links bad diet to loss of smell

Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell? A new study from Florida State University neuroscientists says so, and it has researchers taking a closer look at how our diets could impact a whole range of human functions that were not traditionally considered when examining the impact of obesity. ..

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Monday, July 21, 2014
FAMU Professors Awarded 100K National Science Foundation Grant

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research to fund a project entitled “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials." ..

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Friday, July 18, 2014
FAU Professor Posthumously Named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Florida Atlantic University Professor Emeritus William Glenn, Ph.D. was posthumously named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. He was one of the world’s foremost high resolution imaging researchers and joins the likes of Thomas Edison, Gatorade inventor Robert Cade and John Gorrie, the air conditioning pioneer whose statue represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol Building, in the hall’s inaugural class.  ..

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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Gene that Plays a Surprising Role in Combating Aging

It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? Even though genetic manipulations can, in fact, alter some cellular dynamics, little is known about the mechanisms of the aging process in living organisms. ..

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
UM: Sustainable Support

UM researchers are examining which bridge designs and materials are the most eco-friendly.  ..

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