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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The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Aviana Molecular Technologies (AMT), an Orlando-based company with technology developed at the University of Central Florida. Aviana is developing a smartphone-enabled platform for first-level point-of-care diagnostics, allowing rapid detection of infections by anyone, anywhere. ..Read More ⇒Monday, September 28, 2015
A University of Florida researcher exploring different techniques for 3-D printing has invented a method for manufacturing materials as soft as a cloud in a way never before possible. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, September 26, 2015
With federal grants from NOAA, USF scientists will work on new forecasting and identification technologies to fight the issue. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, September 26, 2015
The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that will position the state to become a national hub for research into making homes and businesses safer in hurricanes and tornadoes. ..Read More ⇒Saturday, September 26, 2015
USF Health awarded $4M by NIH to assess effects of placental microvasculature and smoking on fetal growth
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has received a $4-million National Institutes of Health grant that will employ new imaging technologies and test biomarkers in the blood to determine whether abnormalities in the smallest blood vessels of the placenta and negative environmental influences, particularly smoking, cause fetal growth restriction (FGR). ..Read More ⇒
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