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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Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research will connect investors with promising university-based startups with $60,000 from Knight Foundation. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, April 15, 2014
University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source. ..Read More ⇒Monday, April 14, 2014
Florida Atlantic University’s new president, Dr. John Kelly, visited the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience on FAU’s Jupiter campus last Thursday. The President and leadership team at FAU met with MPFI Scientific Director and CEO, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, COO Dr. Matthias Haury and Research Group Leader Dr. McLean Bolton to discuss new ideas on how to further develop their collaborative Ph.D. program to create a highly recognized International Max Planck Research School here in Jupiter, establishing the FAU campus as the leading neuroscience hub in the region. ..Read More ⇒Monday, April 14, 2014
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. ..Read More ⇒Monday, April 14, 2014
The challenging landscape of financing high-level academic and scientific research will require the world’s nations to strike new partnerships and collaborations. With those goals in mind, USF World hosted the interactive forum Developing Institutional Strategies for Growing Global Research this week, drawing senior leadership from universities across the globe to develop new strategies for successful international research efforts. ..Read More ⇒
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