Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a new approach to alter the function of RNA in living cells by designing molecules that recognize and disable RNA targets. As a proof of principle, in the new study the team designed a molecule that disabled the RNA causing myotonic dystrophy.
Recent PostsTuesday, November 18, 2014
The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia - including 4 Florida universities - to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, November 18, 2014
VGTI Florida to Collaborate with TapImmune to Advance Targeted Breast and Ovarian Cancer Vaccines into Phase II Clinical Trials
These highly promising therapeutic cancer vaccine candidates were developed by VGTI Florida’s Director of Cancer Vaccines and Immune Therapies Program, Keith Knutson, Ph.D. The goal is to prevent breast and ovarian cancer recurrence for patients who achieve remissions following standard-of-care treatment. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, November 18, 2014
As elephants go, so go the trees: Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests
Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University of Florida shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Researchers at the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science were awarded over $29 million in research grants from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to lead the Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE) and to study the toxic effects of crude oil on fish that reside in the Gulf of Mexico. UM Rosenstiel School was the only research institution to receive two of the 12 highly competitive research grants awarded by GoMRI. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Oceanographic Center is home to some of the world’s top marine biology and ocean ecosystem researchers and experts. Now those research efforts are being given a boost, thanks to a financial award from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI.) NSU is one of 12 organizations selected to receive part of $140 million for continued research in the area of oil spills and how we respond to them. ..Read More ⇒
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