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

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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Monday, October 08, 2018
UCF Researcher Working to Develop Device to Rapidly Detect Heart Attacks

When a heart attack strikes, every second counts, which makes early detection critical for saving lives. Speeding up this detection process is what a University of Central Florida (UCF) researcher is working on with the help of a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rapid heart attack detection device. ..

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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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