University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies’ feeding patterns. The research shows different species exhibit unique foraging behaviors, and the study may be used to build more effective, species-specific synthetic lures for understanding pollinators, insects on which humans depend for sustaining many crops.
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Moffitt Cancer Center and FORMA Therapeutics announced today a bold, collaborative research initiative and exclusive license option agreement focused on histone deacetylases (HDACs) and epigenetics. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, September 23, 2014
University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The UCF College of Medicine has received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to further its research into Crohn’s disease and is sharing the funding with the University of Miami to investigate causes and better treatments for patients sickened with the inflammatory bowel disease. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The process of turning a creative idea into a marketable innovation is about to get easier, faster and more accessible at the University of Central Florida with the grand opening of four new labs known as Maker Spaces. ..Read More ⇒Monday, September 22, 2014
Scientists from both campuses of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded a total of $7.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. ..Read More ⇒
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