Wednesday, July 29, 2015
UF Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism.  ..

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
UNF Researchers Reveal Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills

The study, led by Drs. Ross Alloway, a research associate, and Tracy Alloway, an associate professor, is the first to show that proprioceptively dynamic activities, like climbing a tree, done over a short period of time have dramatic working memory benefits.  ..

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
UF researcher finds way to cut cost, save water and help the environment by changing one simple thing

Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables? ..

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Monday, July 27, 2015
From surgery to eye care, ​5 USF technologies to watch

When asked about five USF technologies to watch, the school’s associate vice president of technology transfer and business partnerships, Valerie McDevitt, listed inventions to change invasive abdominal surgery, biofuel creation and eye care. ..

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. Selected as Final Winner of GE and NFL Head Health Challenge I

The $500,000 award will be used to conduct research on over twenty brain injury biomarkers to help understand the effects of concussion in contact sports.  ..

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
UM Scientists Study Predator-Prey Behavior Between Sharks and Turtles

A new collaborative study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science & Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy examined predator-prey interactions between tiger sharks and sea turtles off the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. ..

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Develop First Genetic Test to Predict Tumor Sensitivity to Radiation Therapy

Recent advances in the understanding of cancer have led to more personalized therapies, such as drugs that target particular proteins and tests that analyze gene expression patterns in tumors to predict a patient’s response to therapy. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have contributed to these advances by developing the first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy. ..

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
New Study from Florida Tech Finds Pacific Reef Growth Can Match Rising Sea

The coral reefs that have protected Pacific Islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, according to a new study from Florida Institute of Technology. ..

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
FAU Study on Adolescent Friendships Confirms 'Birds of a Feather Flock Together - Stay Together'

No one likes to lose a friend, especially adolescents. But why do friendships end? Researchers in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University sought to answer this question with a study examining whether adolescent friendships end because of undesirable characteristics of friends, because of differences between friends, or both. ..

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
USF joins national discussion on science and research policy

Senior research officers from 10 top research universities, including the University of South Florida, met on July 15, 2015, for an on-the-record discussion with numerous representatives of national and regional media outlets.  ..

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