Tuesday, March 28, 2017
New Study Identifies 12 New Genetic Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

There is new proof your genes may hold the key to whether or not you have a higher risk of developing cancer. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers took part in a major international study published in Nature Genetics that identified 12 new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer, the most common and dangerous type of the disease.  ..

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
USF: Medicine, engineering researchers use facial expression software to help measure pain felt by newborns

Neonatal experts in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are partnering with facial expression recognition experts in the USF College of Engineering to build data that combines known information collected through facial expression recognition capabilities and the known information from nurses who have years of training and on-the-job experience using the neonatal infant pain scale (NIPS). ..

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Friday, March 24, 2017
UF: Most dengue infections transmitted in or near home

The majority of dengue virus infections appear to happen very close to home and are transmitted from the same family of mosquitoes, suggests new research led by the University of Florida and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  ..

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU

Upper extremity amputees are one step closer to successfully picking up a cookie or an egg, thanks to a new advanced prosthetic system that is designed to restore sensation.  ..

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Embry-Riddle: Grants Advance Materials, Aerodynamics, Drone Detection and Space-Weather Prediction

Wireless nanoscale smart sensors that continuously monitor and strengthen composite materials, fundamental insights that could save U.S. aircraft carriers millions of dollars in fuel costs, a drone-detection network and a strategy to more accurately predict space weather may all be coming soon from Embry-Riddle, thanks to new university seed grants.  ..

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Florida Institute Funds Boca Raton-based Candidate.Guru

The Florida Institute announced that it has finalized a funding agreement with Candidate.Guru, a Boca Raton-based company with technology developed at the Florida Institute for Human Machine and Cognition (IHMC).  ..

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Medical Robotics Company Harnesses UCF Research for Computer-Aided Surgery

AVRA Medical Robotics Inc., has partnered with the College of Engineering & Computer Science to develop algorithms and sensors to navigate and control a robot capable of assisting physicians with performing minimally invasive surgical procedures in an ambulatory setting or operating room. ..

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Orlando-based Aviana Molecular Technologies Receives Follow-on Funding

The Florida Institute announced that Aviana Molecular Technologies, LLC, an Orlando-based point of care diagnostics company with technology licensed from the University of Central Florida, received follow-on second round financing after achieving significant development milestones since its initial funding.  ..

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Friday, March 10, 2017
USF: Building on the foundations of innovation

Spotlight on innovation highlights biases against women in science; finding teachers to nurture students who are future scientists/engineers; good reasons for technology transfer; understanding the next industrial revolution ..

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
USF: Extended Use of MAO-B Inhibitors Slows Decline in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

In a retrospective analysis by Hauser et al. in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, researchers looked at the results from a large study and found that participants who received an MAO-B inhibitor for a longer period of time experienced slower clinical decline. ..

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