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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A University of Central Florida student is taking the lead on propelling his professor’s energy-storage invention into the marketplace and, with the help of several of the university’s innovation support programs, is getting noticed. ..Read More ⇒Friday, April 14, 2017
USF's Sami Noujaim's research aims to understand how normal and abnormal electrical impulses are generated in the heart and finding more effective drugs to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heart rhythm. ..Read More ⇒Friday, April 14, 2017
The FDA approved the drug, sold as Ocrevus, two weeks ago. The approval comes after a series of clinical trials across the nation, including at the University of South Florida’s Multiple Sclerosis Center in Tampa. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, April 12, 2017
UCF’s first patent application was filed 30 years ago this month. Since this first patent filing, UCF has accumulated 925 issued patents. But the institution has bigger ambitions and aspires to be a top-tier research university within the next decade. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are “bad.” However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, there has been an over-reliance on the use of antibiotics – so much so, that many of them are now proving ineffective due to bacteria developing increased resistance to them. ..Read More ⇒
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