Saturday, January 20, 2018
FAU: Study shows male sea turtles are vanishing closer to home

FAU researchers have been studying and documenting sea turtles in Palm Beach County since 2002, and found that 97 to 100 percent of the hatchlings have been female. Unlike humans, sea turtles don’t have sex chromosomes. Their sex is determined by the nest’s environment: warmer temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
USF: Oxygen Levels Continue Dropping In World's Waters

Scientists say that climate change is having an effect on the levels of the world’s oceans. But it’s also apparently affecting the oxygen levels throughout the oceans, as well as our coastal waters including the Gulf of Mexico. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
USF: Genetics research may help tailor more precise therapies for asthma, heart failure

Studies led by USF’s Dr. Stephen Liggett shed light on genetic variability of adrenergic receptors and how they might best be used to treat disease ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
UF: Study suggests climate models may underestimate future polar warming

A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth’s potential future climate, was greater than previously thought. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
FIU: Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

A team of scientists that included shark biologists, an aerospace engineer and statisticians spent several years developing precise calculations based on the oceanic whitetip’s average size, swimming location, water temperatures, location of prey in the water and daily activities. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
UCF Ready to Propel Smart Prosthetic Implants Innovation

UCF research may lead towards an exciting future where the blind see again, neurostimulator implants help relieve chronic pain and war veterans feel the sensation of touch in their prosthetic limb.  ..

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Friday, January 12, 2018
New UM Study Suggests Shark Declines Can Lead to Changes in Reef Fish Body Shapes

Scientists found fish with significantly smaller eyes and tails on coral reefs where sharks have been depleted  ..

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
FIT: Doing the Math in Cancer Research

For Munevver Mine Subasi, associate professor in Florida Tech’s department of mathematical sciences, involvement in a current research project on breast cancer has both a personal and a professional connection. ..

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
FDA clears way for Mayo Clinic to accelerate production of stem cells for clinical trials through automation

The FDA has agreed to allow Mayo Clinic to use an automated bioreactor-based stem cell production platform on its campus in Jacksonville, Florida. This enables the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to produce cells from the bone marrow of a stem cell donor in quantities large enough to make several doses that can be used as treatments in clinical trials. ..

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
UF: An X-factor in coastal flooding: Natural climate patterns create hot spots of rapid sea level rise

A UF engineer and a UF geologist demonstrate how ‘hot spots’ along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are further magnifying floods, exacerbating global sea level rise caused by climate change. ..

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