Thursday, August 03, 2017
FIT: Coral Disease Outbreaks Fluctuate with El Niño Years, Research Finds

Occurrences of three common diseases affecting Caribbean corals spike during El Niño years, an alarming association given how climate change may boost the intensity of El Niños. ..

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Sunday, July 09, 2017
Florida Tech Study Confirms Lightning More Powerful Over Ocean Than Land

Findings could help guide improved development of ships, off-shore structures ..

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Thursday, May 04, 2017
FIT: Altering How Cancer Cells Respond to Stress Could Lead to New Anticancer Drugs

Cells exposed to stressful situations respond with precise defense mechanisms programmed in their genes. In breast cancer, these defenses are altered so that they are always on, but how that happens is unknown. Florida Institute of Technology scientists have now found one way cancer cells might manipulate these defenses. ..

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Monday, May 01, 2017
FIT: Altering How Cancer Cells Respond to Stress Could Lead to New Anticancer Drugs

Cells exposed to stressful situations respond with precise defense mechanisms programmed in their genes. In breast cancer, these defenses are altered so that they are always on, but how that happens is unknown. Florida Institute of Technology scientists have now found one way cancer cells might manipulate these defenses. ..

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Florida Tech, Harbor Branch to Study Algal Bloom Impact on Lagoon Dolphins

A $275,000 grant from Florida’s Protect Wild Dolphins Specialty License Plate Fund was awarded to Florida Institute of Technology marine biologist Spencer Fire and partners at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute to study dolphin health in light of harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon. ..

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
FIT: Massive Black Holes May Have Spawned from Powerful Magnetic Stars

Florida Tech Researcher offers theory that the colliding massive black holes that produced gravitational waves detected by LIGO could have started life as magnetic stars.  ..

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Florida Tech ranked among best in U.S. for graduate employability

Among the top U.S. universities, Florida Tech is tied for 32nd with Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon and Rutgers, among others, and is one of just three Florida-based schools on the list. ..

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Florida Tech President Named to National Academy of Inventors

T. Dwayne McCay, the president of Florida Institute of Technology and a renowned engineer and research scientist who was awarded 16 patents during his academic career, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). ..

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Florida Tech Scientist to Pinpoint Prime Spots for Coral Regrowth in Florida Reef Tract

Coral populations in the Florida Reef Tract have declined in the last three decades due to extreme-temperature events and other stressors that cause bleaching and disease. Scientists are now working to save the reef by transplanting healthy, nursery-grown corals back onto the reefs. ..

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
FIT: Genetic Mutation in Whale Eyes May Increase Mortality Risks

Scientists have found that a genetic mutation in the eyes of right whales that hampers their ability to see in bright light may make them more susceptible to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, one of the major causes of death for this critically endangered mammal. ..

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