A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and reversed progression of severe cancerous lesions in the large intestines of mice. The findings appear June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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During Annual Fall Address Genshaft Announces New USF Research Record, Best Freshman Class in School History
The University of South Florida System set a new record for research during the 2015-16 academic year with $458,506,047 in grants and contracts. ..Read More ⇒Friday, September 23, 2016
A UCF College of Medicine and Engineering and Computer Science researcher just received a grant worth almost $1 million from the National Institutes of Health to decipher how mechanical forces in your cells can cause heart disease. ..Read More ⇒Thursday, September 22, 2016
Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Governor Rick Scott announced today that the cancer center has been awarded the National Cancer Institute’s highest designation – Comprehensive Cancer Center. Only four percent of cancer research institutions in the United States have received the prestigious designation. Comprehensive Cancer Center status recognizes robust clinical, basic and population science research; team science; scientific leadership; education programs; and research focused on benefitting the community. Moffitt is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center based in the state of Florida, which has the second highest burden of cancer incidence and death in the United States. ..Read More ⇒Thursday, September 22, 2016
With a focus on how to use science to tackle the largest ecological challenges in the region, the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute at Florida Institute of Technology will convene its second annual Technical Conference on Coastal Water Quality Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room on campus. ..Read More ⇒Thursday, September 22, 2016
This week, researchers from universities across the country gathered at FIU in D.C. to discuss an unprecedented study on adolescent brain cognitive development dubbed ABCD. FIU, along with 19 other institutions, was designated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of the research sites to conduct the study. ..Read More ⇒
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