Friday, November 14, 2014
View: Florida’s science/tech ecosystem -- the next frontier is here

Late in September, Bioheart, a South Florida-based biotech company, opened a new facility overseas, the South African Stem Cell Institute and immediately began treating patients with their stem cell therapies for spinal cord injury, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disease and more. As our state and our community very much need to grow knowledge-based industries, the Bioheart news is especially welcome.   ..

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Monday, August 11, 2014
FAU Researchers Introduce 'The Human Dynamic Clamp'

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences have created the Human Dynamic Clamp to address the difficult problem of studying social interactions in the laboratory. Their findings were released today in an article titled “The Human Dynamic Clamp as a Paradigm for Social Interaction” in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ..

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Monday, June 30, 2014
UM: Tiny Submarines Make Cell Delivery

UM researchers are exploring the use and behavior of nanoparticles to deliver molecules to target cells. ..

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
UM:The Impact of Thermoelectric Properties

UM physicist and collaborators provide new insight into thermoelectric materials that may boost green technologies.  ..

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
FAMU Student Scientist First to Clone Muscadine Grape Gene

Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Agriculture and Food Sciences student Jasmine A. Hall is the first young scientist to clone the Flavanone 3' Hydroxylase (F3’H) gene from muscadine grapes. Hall’s groundbreaking accomplishment is a part of ongoing research at FAMU’s Center of Viticulture and Small Fruit Research that has uncovered the multiple health benefits of the super food. ..

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Monday, May 05, 2014
UM: A Symbiotic Way of Life

Symbiosis is the process that occurs when two different organisms live together to form a mutually beneficial partnership. In many symbiotic relationships, host animals and their microbial symbionts are partners that make up a whole – neither one can function without the other but together they grow and reproduce. ..

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Monday, April 28, 2014
A first: Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

A University of Florida researcher has become the first scientist to achieve genome-scale sequencing and analysis of fragile marine creatures at sea aboard a ship and in real time. ..

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
FSU Researcher discovers new possibilities with rare element

Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. ..

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Commentary: When it comes to science, Florida really does lag the country

I’m writing to agree — and to disagree — with Jeff Ostrowski’s Feb. 7 article, “When it comes to science, Florida lags the country.” On the surface of that headline, we at the Florida Research Consortium couldn’t agree more. ..

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
Scripps Florida Scientists Devise New, Lower Cost Method to Create More Usable Fuels

As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method with the potential to convert the major components found in natural gas into useable fuels and chemicals—opening the door to cheaper, more abundant energy and materials with much lower emissions. ..

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