Tuesday, November 28, 2017
UCF: New Test for Zika on Course for Commercialization

A new diagnostic test that can detect a Zika viral infection within 30 minutes could be headed to hospitals in the next year thanks to a partnership between the University of Central Florida and Orlando-based biotechnology startup Nano Discovery Inc.  ..

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
UCF: Using Rocket Science to Make Coal-Fueled Power Plants More Efficient, Safe

A team led by University of Central Florida engineers is using rocket science in the form of a rotating engine sparked by multiple detonation points to make coal-fueled power plants more efficient and safer for the environment.  ..

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
SBP Scientists Find Key to Regenerating Blood Vessels

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels.  ..

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
FIU: Doctoral student wants to make nuclear energy renewable

Radiochemistry Ph.D. student Ingrid Lehman-Andino and two of FIU’s nuclear chemistry professors are working on a solution. The researchers believe the U.S. could lessen the impact of climate change by producing nuclear power with smaller amounts of reused, short-lived radioactive waste that is less toxic than what is used now. ..

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Friday, November 17, 2017
FAU: First of its kind bio engineered robotic hand to sense touch

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Utah School of Medicine are developing a first-of-its-kind bio-engineered robotic hand that will grow and adapt to its environment. ..

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
UF: Researchers find pathological signs of Alzheimer’s in dolphins, whose brains are much like humans’

Two UF researchers who have found evidence that the same brain pathologies in dolphins are present in the brains of humans who have died with Alzheimer’s disease discuss what their studies suggest for a possible cure.  ..

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
USF: Intervention becomes first to successfully reduce risk of dementia

10-year study led by USF’s Jerri Edwards concludes computerized brain training program reduces risk of dementia 29 percent  ..

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Korean Lifesciences Company ViroCure USA Joins USF’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator

Company in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center, USF to develop viruses into disease-fighters  ..

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Project PoSSUM Selects Two Embry-Riddle Students for NASA-Funded Zero-G Spacesuit Research

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University doctoral student Heidi Hammerstein and undergraduate Commercial Space Operations student Gavin James were among a team of nine Project PoSSUM graduates selected to participate in a series of four NASA-funded microgravity flights on a Boeing 727 reduced gravity aircraft on November 13-17 from Sanford, Fla.  ..

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
FIU: Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Restoring the Florida Everglades will improve the availability of clean freshwater and the quality of habitat for wildlife while offsetting impacts of sea level rise, according to FIU researchers. ..

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