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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Friday, August 31, 2018
Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Compare Chemotherapy Regimens for Best Outcomes in Invasive Bladder Cancer

Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer have been shown to benefit from chemotherapy prior to surgical removal of the bladder. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers examined data from more than 800 surgical patients with advanced bladder cancer to determine the best outcomes in terms of complete response rates or cancer control.  ..

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Thursday, August 30, 2018
FIU Researchers Patent Fast, Accurate Technology for Early Zika Detection

This summer, researchers in the Department of Immunology and Nanomedicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine of Florida International University (FIU) patented a new way of detecting the Zika virus in patients significantly faster and earlier than methods currently being used. With nano-enabled biosensors, the system can detect the virus in 40 minutes or less. ..

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Mayo Clinic Researchers to Study if Hands-Free Camera in Space Can Monitor Vital Signs

Astronauts intermittently monitor their vital signs in space for experiments, partly because continuous monitoring requires multiple contact points on the body and the use of cumbersome batteries. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are studying a device to be launched into space that is designed to use a small, inexpensive camera fitted with specialized software. ..

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
$3 Million NIH Grant Will Fund Genetic Hearing Loss Research

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss. ..

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Pheronym Awarded $500,000 Multi-Institutional Grant by USDA

Pheronym, a bio-ag-tech pest control company based in Alachua, Florida, and Davis, California, has been awarded a $500,000 USDA multi-institutional research grant to further develop its breakthrough pesticide-free pest control technology. ..

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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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