Thursday, September 27, 2018
Congress Approves Defense Funding Bill that Includes $30 Million Intended for BRIDG Facility in Central Florida

Congress has approved a defense-funding bill that includes $30 million intended for the BRIDG facility in Osceola County. BRIDG, a nonprofit public-private partnership, would use any funding it receives to establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense. ..

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Florida Polytechnic University Establishes Advanced Mobility Institute

Florida Polytechnic University announced the creation of its Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI), a university-affiliated technology research center focused on the development and testing of autonomous vehicle (AV) related technology. AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country. ..

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
FGCU to House NSF-Funded Red Tide Research

A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. To study the effects of these harmful algae blooms, the Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research has been awarded funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The research, led by a principal investigator from Florida Gulf Coast University (FCGU), will focus on ciguatera fish poisoning and the environmental factors influencing its occurrence. ..

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Scripps Study Finds Opioid Users Could Benefit from Meth-Relapse Prevention Strategy

New research raises the possibility that a wider group of people battling substance abuse disorders may benefit from a Scripps Research-developed relapse-prevention compound than previously thought. The research, published recently in the journal Learning and Memory, shows that the compound appears to be effective even if multiple drugs of abuse are involved, such as methamphetamine in combination with either opioids or nicotine. ..

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
FSU Researcher Finds Earth-Like Gravity May Solve Astronaut Vision Ailment

A Florida State University (FSU) scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts – vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for the regulation of fluid pressure within the eyes of the mice were damaged as a result of space flight. In addition, essential proteins for vision were altered. ..

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UCF to Launch Mini Satellite to Study Ways to Keep Electronics Safe in Space

NASA and commercial space companies someday may get some critical information about building safer spacecraft, thanks to the work of University of Central Florida (UCF) physics Assistant Professor Adrienne Dove and her team of students. ..

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Novel Drug Inspired by a Marine Natural Product Offers New Approach to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer, according to University of Florida researchers, who are continuing to evaluate it. ..

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
UWF Enhances Nationally Designated Cybersecurity Program with New Degree

University of West Florida (UWF) is the first university in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. ..

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Embry-Riddle Expands Reach of ‘Launch Your Venture’ Competition to University Students Throughout Florida

Launch Your Venture will feature startup teams representing colleges and universities throughout the state of Florida vying for top prize money – key to future research and the funding of a successful business. Organized in partnership with Embry-Riddle’s Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition will focus on the theme, “Disruptive Technology and Business Model Innovation” in aerospace. ..

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Share $1.2 Million International Award for Vision Treatment

University of Florida (UF) Health ophthalmology researcher William Hauswirth, Ph.D., and his collaborators are sharing in a $1.2 million international award for developing a sight-restoring treatment for people who have a genetic form of vision loss. ..

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