Monday, October 29, 2018
New Mobile Assessment Saves Brain Cells During Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, which remains the leading cause of serious long-term disability. Now, a new telemedicine initiative through Mayo Clinic’s Center for Connected Care gives physicians at Mayo’s Comprehensive Stroke Center the ability to conduct real-time assessments of stroke patients prior to their arrival at the hospital. Mayo experts say the assessment means faster access to crucial stroke treatment. ..

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Monday, October 29, 2018
FSU Research Investigates ‘Smart’ Highway Signs to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

Innovative traffic safety research from Florida State University (FSU), incorporating a fascinating mix of engineering and psychology, is being deployed on highways to save lives by targeting a deadly problem: wrong-way driving crashes. An associate professor in the FSU Department of Psychology and an expert on cognition and perception, has compiled two wrong-way driving reports for the Florida Department of Transportation. The research identifies “smarter” signs and pavement markers equipped with advanced technology that can improve safety. ..

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
UF Awarded Grant to Establish a Cancer Health Equity Center

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida (UF) and partner institutions. The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement, or CaRE2, Health Equity Center will be an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate effort involving researchers from UF, Florida A&M University and the University of Southern California. ..

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Monday, October 22, 2018
14 USF Faculty Recognized in 2018 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Fourteen University of South Florida (USF) faculty members whose research interests range from creating swarms of miniature drones to clearing urban areas of environmental contamination to understanding the role of music in human development were recognized Monday with the 2018 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. ..

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Mote Scientists to Study Sarasota’s New ‘Living Seawall’

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists are monitoring the new “living seawall” installed by the City of Sarasota last week along 262 feet of Sarasota’s Bayfront Park with the goal of attracting more marine life to benefit Sarasota Bay. The new installation presents an important opportunity for research on living seawalls, which are increasingly popular due to their purported benefits over the more homogenous, traditional seawalls used to harden many shorelines against erosion. ..

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida (UF) researcher with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar. ..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FAMU-FSU Engineering Researchers Receive $500,000 NSF Grant to Study Hurricane Evacuation

Hurricane tracks can be erratic. Sometimes storms change directions, they wobble, or move in an unpredictable path that can pose unique challenges for evacuees. Now, two Florida FAMU-FSU College of Engineering faculty members have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop several models that address how the uncertainty of a hurricane track can affect evacuation practices. ..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Mayo Clinic researchers study immunity-boosting vaccine to target aggressive form of breast cancer

Treating breast cancer has long involved addressing two problems: the elimination of cancer cells from the tumor and potential disease recurrence. The key may be to harness the full capabilities of the body’s immune system to do both jobs. ..

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
https://mote.org/news/article/mote-scientists-to-study-sarasotas-new-living-seawall

A study released by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions found that most counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state. Of the 67 counties in Florida, 10 were rated as having weak levels of evacuation preparedness, and all were in the Panhandle/North Florida.  ..

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
USF Pharmacy Students Use AR/VR to Study Impact of Prescription Drugs on Our Main Organs

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are transforming the way pharmacology students learn at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Pharmacy. First-year students are now using simulation goggles to see how certain drugs interact in the body. ..

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