Tuesday, November 20, 2018
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing Announces Another Successful Partnership with Portfolio Company EHS

University of Florida (UF) startup Entrinsic Health Solutions Inc. (EHS), an innovative health sciences company, has entered into a partnership that provides for a worldwide commercial license and supply agreement for enterade®, an amino acid-based, glucose-free, electrolyte solution designed for oncology and gastrointestinal disease patients. ..

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
UF Awarded Grant to Establish a Cancer Health Equity Center

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year, $16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida (UF) and partner institutions. The Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement, or CaRE2, Health Equity Center will be an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate effort involving researchers from UF, Florida A&M University and the University of Southern California. ..

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
UF/IFAS-led Study May Lead to More Heat-Tolerant Rice

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida (UF) researcher with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar. ..

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Polston Lab ‘Recruits’ Insects as Allies for Plants in Food Security Project

A University of Florida (UF) lab spearheaded a campaign to recruit insects as allies that can aid in reducing plant stress to enhance food security. The initial 12-month “recruiting” effort by Jane Polston, a professor of plant pathology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, successfully completes the first of three phases of a scheduled four-year project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Insect Allies program.


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Monday, September 10, 2018
Novel Drug Inspired by a Marine Natural Product Offers New Approach to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer, according to University of Florida researchers, who are continuing to evaluate it. ..

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
UF Health Researcher, Collaborators Share $1.2 Million International Award for Vision Treatment

University of Florida (UF) Health ophthalmology researcher William Hauswirth, Ph.D., and his collaborators are sharing in a $1.2 million international award for developing a sight-restoring treatment for people who have a genetic form of vision loss. ..

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
UF Smashes Research Awards Record with $837.6 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

The University of Florida (UF) received a record $837.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2018, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal year 2016 by $113.6 million, or nearly 16 percent. This significant increase was largely due to increased funding from the federal government, reaching a record high of $560.6 million, a nearly 23 percent increase over last year. ..

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida (UF) scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Even though the virus hasn’t infected anyone in Florida or the U.S., Barry Alto, an associate professor of entomology at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is studying whether mosquitoes common in Florida can transmit the Mayaro virus to humans. ..

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Defying Gravity: UF/IFAS Researcher to Experiment with Algae in Space

A University of Florida (UF) scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food.  Initially, researchers want to improve algae’s ability to use light to capture carbon, and in turn, help support animal and plant life in space, said Mark Settles, a UF professor of horticultural sciences. ..

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers?  Faculty members at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida, are trying to connect the genetic and physiological dots to help South Florida farmers eventually grow vanilla. ..

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