Friday, December 23, 2016
UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection. Researchers at the University of Florida have played an integral role in the vaccine trial’s execution, finding that it is 100 percent effective at preventing Ebola when given 10 or more days prior to exposure to the deadly virus.  ..

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
FIT: Massive Black Holes May Have Spawned from Powerful Magnetic Stars

Florida Tech Researcher offers theory that the colliding massive black holes that produced gravitational waves detected by LIGO could have started life as magnetic stars.  ..

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
University of South Florida Marine Science Researcher Awarded $1 Million Grant for New Study on Oil Spill Impacts

A research team led by University of South Florida College of Marine Science professor Dr. Steven Murawski has been awarded a $1 million grant to explore how oil spills, such as the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) in 2010, impact the economic, ecological and social system aspects of fishing communities. ..

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
SBP: Incretin drugs may act via more brain pathways than previously thought

GLP-1 agonists (GLP-1RAs) may impact the brain in entirely different ways than was previously thought to promote weight loss. Scientists initially believed that these incretin-based type 2 diabetes drugs only bind to receptors in the hypothalamus but they may in fact affect many more brain circuits. ..

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Monday, December 19, 2016
USF Nursing receives $1.9 million grant from NIH to study delirium intervention in intensive care unit

The National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) has awarded more than $1.9 million to the University of South Florida College of Nursing to study an audio-recording reorientation intervention to prevent delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU). ..

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Moffitt Researchers Develop First Genomics-Driven Model for Personalized Radiation Therapy

Cancer therapeutics is currently in the era of precision medicine – personalized medicine for individual patients based on their tumor biology. Precision medicine is generally drug-based and little emphasis is placed on radiation therapy that is often assumed to be a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have been instrumental is changing this assumption.  ..

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Friday, December 16, 2016
AxoGen, Inc. announces Avance® Nerve Graft Recipient to be honored on the Donate Life Tournament of Roses Parade Float

AxoGen, Inc., a global leader in innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries, announced that Jeffrey Cole will be the 2016 AxoGen Patient Ambassador. Jeffrey will represent the thousands of patients who have had injured nerves repaired with AxoGen's Avance® Nerve Graft, a minimally processed nerve graft from donated tissue. ..

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
UM Study Models Tsunami Risk for Florida and Cuba

Research suggest that large submarine landslides off Great Bahama Bank in the past were large enough to generate tsunamis ..

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Mayo Clinic finds surprising results on first-ever test of stem cell therapy to treat arthritis

Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells, a regenerative medicine therapy, to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. ..

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Florida Tech ranked among best in U.S. for graduate employability

Among the top U.S. universities, Florida Tech is tied for 32nd with Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon and Rutgers, among others, and is one of just three Florida-based schools on the list. ..

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