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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Thursday, May 24, 2018
HIV Lies Dormant in the Brain, Increasing the Risk of Dementia

A University of Florida Ph.D. candidate explains that while drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can nevertheless lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. ..

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Snagging Card Skimmers: UF, NYPD Team Up to Stop Them

University of Florida (UF) researchers have teamed up with the New York City Police Department’s Financial Crimes Task Force to deploy the “Skim Reaper,” a device that instantly detects the presence of a credit card skimmer, allowing law enforcement and merchants to take action before the card’s data can be stolen. ..

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Florida Cancer Centers Awarded $1.36 Million to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

The Florida Department of Health's James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program has armed Moffitt Cancer Center, University of Florida Health Cancer Center - Gainesville, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami and numerous collaborating centers with $1.36 million to address cancer disparities and improve outcomes and care for individuals affected by pancreatic cancer. ..

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Watching Nanomaterials Form in 4-D

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Florida are working develop a new type of Transmission Electron Microscope that takes dynamic, multiframe videos of nanoparticles as they form, allowing researchers to view how specimens change in space and time.  Knowing how these particles form could change how researchers design future drug-delivery systems, paints, coatings, lubricants and other materials for which having control over nanoscale properties is essential. ..

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Monday, April 16, 2018
UF Researchers Identify Patient Factors Associated with Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain

As health care providers and policymakers look for ways to address opioid misuse, knowing who may be at risk for developing chronic pain could be an important tool for prevention. A new University of Florida study has pinpointed patient characteristics associated with long-term musculoskeletal pain. Researchers say the information could help physical therapists and other clinicians identify at-risk patients and better tailor treatments to control their pain and potentially limit prescription of opioid medications for pain. ..

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
$3.2 Million Grant Funds Development of New Malaria Vaccine

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund has awarded the University of Florida and partners in the United States and Japan $3.2 million to advance a promising vaccine to prevent transmission of malaria. ..

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Friday, February 23, 2018
UF:For flu detection, just add water

As one of the worst flu seasons in years continues to take its toll, new technology developed by a University of Florida research team comes at an especially timely moment: It’s the first air sampler that can consistently capture the influenza virus, making it up to 100 times more effective than existing samplers.  ..

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
UF:Researchers discover method for harvesting ‘green’ sunscreen ingredient

Scientists at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy have identified a new method to harvest a key ingredient responsible for making the product more environmentally friendly.  ..

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
UF Health pediatric oncology patients pilot HealthSteps mobile platform

UF Health is the first in the nation to pilot the mobile application, which was created at the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida using UF resources. ..

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