Saturday, August 18, 2018
UCF Alumni Developing Self-Heating Blankets to Save Babies

Two University of Central Florida (UCF) alumni are in the process of developing a self-heating blanket that will protect infants from hypothermia in low- and middle-income regions, increasing their chances of survival. The duo has received a grant of more than $75,000 to continue their development of a non-electric blanket, which is made entirely of ecofriendly and nontoxic materials and heats independent of any outside source. ..

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
USF Marine Scientists Helping Lead Red Tide Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts

Researchers in the University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science have a long history studying red tide and predict this is going to be a particularly bad year. The harmful algal blooms are slowly moving up Florida’s west coast, causing widespread fish kills, marine mammal mortalities and respiratory issues. ..

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
IMHC Pilots Drone Program with City of Pensacola Police Department

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and IHMC are pleased to announce an innovative partnership between the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) and the City of Pensacola Police Department in the development of a comprehensive police drone program. The program will incorporate specialized drones in police operations such as search and rescue, disaster response, fugitive evasion, threat situations and monitoring outdoor events. ..

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
New Study Views Cancer Treatment as a Game to Find Strategies That Improve Patient Outcomes

Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer. A new study authored by researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center and Maastricht University challenges the decades old standard of treatment for metastatic cancers in which drugs are typically administered continuously at the maximum-tolerated dose until the tumor progresses. ..

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
FAMU Awarded $4.9 Million Grant to Promote Research Excellence in Novel Materials, Devices and Additive Manufacturing

Professors at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have garnered a prestigious Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology grant from the National Science Foundation. Funds will support the Center for Complex Materials Design for Multidimensional Additive Processing ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
NSF Grant Will Support Health Care Delivery Network Systems

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $599,983 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on data mining models and algorithms for complex dynamic information networks for health care delivery. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UNF Professor Accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program

Only 12 physical therapy faculty members nationwide are accepted into the prestigious Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program per year. Dawn Saracino, a physical therapy associate instructor in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences in the University of North Florida’s Brooks College of Health, was recently accepted into the program and will immerse herself in the latest Parkinson’s research and care guidance at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. ..

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UCF Professor Discovers First-of-its-Kind Material for the Quantum Age

A UCF physicist has discovered a new material that has the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials, those that are composed of microscopically condensed matter and expected to change our development of technology. ..

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
UF Smashes Research Awards Record with $837.6 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

The University of Florida (UF) received a record $837.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2018, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal year 2016 by $113.6 million, or nearly 16 percent. This significant increase was largely due to increased funding from the federal government, reaching a record high of $560.6 million, a nearly 23 percent increase over last year. ..

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
USF to Host U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Annual National Summer Teacher Institute

More than 50 K-12 educators from across the country, including 10 from school districts around Tampa Bay, are coming to the University of South Florida (USF) to receive free training and resources from national experts designed to inspire their students to become the next generation of inventors and problem-solvers. The 2018 National Summer Teacher Institute on Innovation, STEM and Intellectual Property, held at the USF Tampa campus from July 30 – Aug. 3, is presented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in partnership with USF’s College of Education and the David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching. ..

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