Monday, December 19, 2011
New UCF Nanotechnology May Speed Up Drug Testing

Testing the effectiveness of new pharmaceuticals may get faster thanks to a new technique incorporating quantum dots developed at the University of Central Florida. Some drug testing can take a decade or more, but UCF associate professor Swadeshmukul Santra and his team have created an electronic quantum dots (Qdots) probe that “lights up” when a drug it is delivering attaches to cancer cells. The research appears online in this month’s Biomaterials. ..

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
FIT professor's snake research could rattle scientific world

A research project going on at Florida Tech involves teaching snakes — so that hopefully, they can teach us a thing or two. Michael Grace, an associate dean of the College of Science at Florida Tech and a professor of biological sciences, earned a three-year, $369,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his work on the mechanisms of infrared imaging in pit vipers, pythons and boas. ..

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
World-class electron microscope to be focus of upcoming symposium

Florida State University is home to one of the world’s most advanced robotic electron microscopes, the FEI Titan Krios. In early December, the state-of-the-art imaging device will be formally dedicated during a scientific symposium that will bring in microscopy experts from around the United States and England to discuss their research. ..

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Friday, August 26, 2011
New building, USF's tallest, brings sciences together

To understand the new science building at the University of South Florida, it helps to know a little nonlinear physics. ..

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Monday, June 06, 2011
Students discovering the beauty of doing research — long before graduate school

Two mosquitofish — one mottled black, the other moonlight silver — go at it in their tank like a couple of brawling cowboys. If this were a saloon, the feuding fish would have been thrown out long ago. But beneath the fluorescent glare in a small laboratory within Florida State University's Department of Biological Science, their aggressive posturing is of profound interest because of the potential research implications. ..

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Monday, May 23, 2011
UF receives $1.8 million to upgrade helium-supplying facility on campus
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
UF researchers help pinpoint key events in ancient plant evolution

The study, to be published online Sunday in Nature, is the first to identify the occurrence of ancient genome duplication events and show the genomes of seed and flowering plants duplicated before each group of plants diversified. It introduces new factors for further molecular research on the organisms humans depend on for food, clothing and shelter.  ..

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Saturday, April 09, 2011
Government shutdown could hit some clinical trials

Researchers at many of Florida’s universities and scientific institutes worried about the threat of a government shutdown on Friday, saying they depend on federal grants and oversight to conduct their clinical trials. ..

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Friday, April 01, 2011
Three Florida scienists make list of world's top 100 materials scientists

Last month, Thomson Reuters released data identifying the world’s top 100 materials scientists who achieved the highest citation impact scores for their papers (articles and reviews) published since January 2000. ..

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
UF study names new genus of 125-million-year-old eudicot from China

The study, scheduled to appear as the cover story in the March 31 issue of the journal Nature, describes the basal eudicot species, Leefructus mirus, which lived during the early Cretaceous period about 125 million years ago. It is most closely related to living plants in the buttercup family. Eudicots, known as “typical dicots,” are one of the largest groups of flowering plants. ..

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