Monday, February 20, 2017
Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician’s lab launch into space

Consider it one physician’s giant leap for mankind. The latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. ..

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Friday, February 17, 2017
FIU: Nanotechnology-based gene editing study seeks to eradicate HIV in brain of drug abusers

Scientists at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) are studying new therapies that can short circuit HIV infection and mitigate the damaging effects that opiate addiction has on the central nervous system. ..

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Mayo Clinic to test vaccine designed to provide immune response against early breast lesions

Keith Knutson, Ph.D., director of the Discovery and Translation Labs Cancer Research Program at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct a phase II clinical trial that will test a vaccine designed to establish lifelong immunity against development of these precancerous lesions. ..

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
UCF and NASA Study Using Martian Soil to Build Human Habitats

A University of Central Florida professor is working with NASA to figure out a way to extract metals from the Martian soil – metals that could be fed into a 3-D printer to produce the components of a human habitat, ship parts, tools and electronics. ..

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
UCF: Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a surgical patient’s blood, for the first time providing a real-time status during life-and-death operations.  ..

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
UM: Study Targets Warm Water Rings that Fuel Hurricane Intensification in the Caribbean Sea

UM Rosenstiel School researcher deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments in the region  ..

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
NSU: Spread of Lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is Threat to Reef Fisheries

Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of lionfish, an invasive, non-native species that is threatening the marine ecosystems across the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. And one researcher at Nova Southeastern University continues working to learn as much about lionfish as he can. ..

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
USF Researcher Develops Therapeutic Vaccine to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders

A neuroscientist at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and the USF College of Pharmacy has developed an immunotherapeutic treatment now undergoing testing for the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other neurological disorders. This innovative technology has been exclusively licensed from USF to Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. ..

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Embry-Riddle Partners with FireSpring Fund to Invest $1 Million Toward Innovation, Job Growth in Florida

FireSpring Fund, a nonprofit accelerator of early-stage technology companies in Central Florida, has been selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive $1 million to invest in promising new technology companies to help jump-start a thriving Volusia County-based innovation corridor.  ..

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Monday, February 06, 2017
USF awarded $2.45-million by state for Zika virus research, vaccine development

The University of South Florida continues to make Zika a research focus. That’s evident through various research projects currently in the works. To bolster those efforts, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) recently awarded USF three grants totaling $2.45 million to conduct Zika-related research to help stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus within Florida and beyond. ..

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