Wednesday, October 03, 2018
U.S. Department of Education Awards FIU $1.1 Million to create Center for International Business Education and Research

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded FIU a more than $1.1 million grant, which will have a total impact of more than $2 million with matching funds, to establish a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The grant is one of just 15 CIBER grants awarded to leading universities across the country this year and the only award granted in Florida. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Polston Lab ‘Recruits’ Insects as Allies for Plants in Food Security Project

A University of Florida (UF) lab spearheaded a campaign to recruit insects as allies that can aid in reducing plant stress to enhance food security. The initial 12-month “recruiting” effort by Jane Polston, a professor of plant pathology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, successfully completes the first of three phases of a scheduled four-year project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Insect Allies program.


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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Chemistry Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Improve Data Science Framework

Dr. Stuart Chalk, a University of North Florida chemistry professor, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to test and improve upon his data science framework, SciData, which will help make the integration of scientific data more efficient for researchers. The $600,000 NSF grant will focus on linking chemical data to health, pharmacology and toxicology data from a variety of sources and organizing it in a way that both people, as well as computers, can understand and search the data. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Parkinson’s Disease Research Led by UWF Professor

A University of West Florida (UWF) research team recently conducted a study regarding Parkinson’s disease in the Usha Kundu, M.D., College of Health Department of Exercise Science and Community Health. The UWF team’s research demonstrates in animal models how regular endurance exercise regenerates dopaminergic neurons destroyed by Parkinson’s disease, thus reversing motor impairment.  ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Cutting-Edge Research at Florida Poly Aims to Save Babies’ Lives

Faculty and student researchers at Florida Polytechnic (Poly) University are developing a breakthrough method that would result in more accurate maternal and fetal electrocardiogram signals, so that babies can be properly treated for cardiac defects diagnosed before birth. ..

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