Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. That’s definitely the case for endangered and threatened seagrass ecosystems according to a new study. Little clams living in the soil of seagrass beds consume toxic sulfides that accumulate in the silty sediments and turn what should be a toxic soup into a healthy aquatic environment where communities of fish, clams and shrimp thrive. The study, a collaboration between a University of Florida researcher and a team of Netherland scientists, appears in the June 15 edition of the journal Science.
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The University of Florida’s Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center will play a leading role in researching the next generation of “smart” electronics funded by a National Science Foundation program that combines federal money with industry investments in strategic research. ..Read More ⇒Sunday, October 12, 2014
VGTI Florida, a leading, non-profit biomedical research institute, announced the launch of its Center for Diseases of Aging (“CDA”), a major initiative to accelerate the discovery and advancement of novel, best-in-class healthcare interventions for the prevention and treatment of diseases commonly associated with aging. ..Read More ⇒Friday, October 10, 2014
Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. ..Read More ⇒Thursday, October 09, 2014
A team of scientists led by Sanford-Burnham’s Ranjan J Perera, Ph.D., has identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients, but not in normal healthy individuals. The study sets the stage for the development of more-sensitive and specific non-invasive tests for prostate cancer than those currently available, which could result in fewer unnecessary prostate biopsies with less treatment-related morbidity, according to a new study in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, October 08, 2014
The University of Florida announced today the formation of the UF Diabetes Institute, a collaboration of dozens of researchers campuswide all focused on forging advances in treatment for a disease that afflicts an estimated 29.1 million Americans and 1 in 10 Floridians. ..Read More ⇒
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