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Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys

... The widespread use of in-ground waste disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to be leading to the contamination of submarine groundwater even up to six miles offshore, said study author Erin Lipp, associate professor at the UGA College of Public Health. When the contaminated groundwater mixes with surface water and reaches the reef, the corals as well as human health mig...

Florida Tech explores microalgae for biofuel

Florida Tech Explores Microalgae for Biofuel MELBOURNE, FLA. -- Responding to the urgent need for alternative energy, Florida Tech Professor of Biological Science, Junda Lin, has received a $430,000 contract from Aurora Biofuels for large-scale production of microalgae. Successful microalgae production for fuel so far is in small-scale cultivation. ... Lin will cultivate the energy source at th...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

... The project was the first comprehensive assessment of the resiliency of reefs along the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary is administered by NOAA in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The Sanctuary stretches from the Dry Tortugas to the southern boundary of Biscayne National Park....

University of Florida study shows leptin could combat type 2 diabetes

... Using a novel gene therapy technique, UF researchers were able to reverse type 2 diabetes in mice. The researchers found that in diabetic mice, leptin acts in the hypothalamus to keep the body from producing too much insulin even after constant exposure to a high-fat diet, which over time can lead to or worsen type 2 diabetes, accord...

Cigarette smoke blocks cell repair mechanism, University of Florida study shows

... ... Past research has be...

Discovery of genetic mutation in Florida beach mice suggests extinct mammoth had light and dark fur

... ... Because the mice differ not only in overall...

Florida Tech to host 25th Anniversary Indian River Lagoon Symposium

The conference hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 10. The hours will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, in the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation. A generous donation from Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute allows limited admission of high school students and their teachers, and senior citizens at no charge....... Twenty-five y...

Florida Tech receives $119,000-plus National Science Foundation grant

A National Science Foundation grant to Florida Tech of $119,347 funds Dr. Richard Tankersley's project to develop an interactive statistics tutorial. The tutorial will support inquiry-based instruction in biology and ecology.... ... "Even with today's computers and statistical software, students still struggle with statistical analysis, interpreting the results and understanding the connections a...

Wildlife professor updates 'best available science' on Florida panther

Blacksburg, Va. -- When researchers and policymakers consider the best ways to protect an endangered species, the phrase "best available science" is frequently used to describe the scientific basis behind decisions that are aimed at preserving natural habitat and preventing further decline in species population. ......However, the "best available science" has been shortchanging the Florida panthe...

NASA sees 2004's Hurricane Charley slice a Florida island

Hurricane Charley came ashore on the southwest coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, and changed the look of North Captiva Island. ... ...The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are studying the effects of Charley as part of a cooperative research project investigating coastal change. ... ...The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Pr...

Quick identification needed to save Florida's citrus industry from devastating disease

St. Paul, Minn. (September 14, 2005) The recent discovery of citrus greening (huanglongbing) in samples collected from trees in South Florida poses a definite threat to Florida's $9 billion commercial citrus industry. Proper identification and eradication methods are needed to reduce the amount of crop loss caused by this disease, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Societ...

Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals

DURHAM, N.C. -- The number of living Florida panthers has grown from a previously estimated 30 to a recently counted 87 as a result of a controversial breeding effort to improve the genetic health of the endangered and inbred animals, according to a new assessment....... Hybrid kittens born to panthers brought into the area from Texas have "about a three times higher chance of becoming adults as...

NIH awards $10.4 million to Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida

A group of researchers at the La Jolla, California, and Palm Beach County, Florida, campuses of The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a $10.4 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center. This is a pilot program to discover small molecule tools for translating basic biomedical discoveries more qu...

New scientific and conservation institute launched in Florida

(Fort Pierce, Florida, May 18, 2005) Today, deep-sea explorer Dr. Edith Widder announced the creation of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a new scientific and conservation institute focused on reversing the trend of oceanic and near-shore marine ecosystem degradation. "Meeting this challenge requires a new type of scientific organization-- one that directly focuses its endeavors o...

Discoveries by UAB and Florida scientists may help transplanted organs survive longer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Scientists may have found a way to dramatically slow organ transplant rejection by as much as several years. ... ...That's the promising implication of an animal study carried out by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Florida (UF) published in today's (May 2) issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... ...The resea...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

On Monday, the Harbor Branch drug discovery group will begin a 2-week expedition to explore the Straits of Florida in search of organisms that produce chemicals with the potential to cure diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's. The work will include the first submersible exploration of the remote Cay Sal Bank, which encompasses a number of small, uninhabited islands 30 miles north of Cuba. Cay S...

Florida Tech scientist earns $1.7 million NSF grant

MELBOURNE, FLA.--A National Science Foundation grant to Florida Tech of nearly $1.7 million over three years will enable the university to work with Brevard County high school science teachers to develop new learning modules. ... "This award will have a significant impact on our graduate program and will help foster a vital partnership with K-12 schools throughout the county," said Dr. Richard T...

Florida Tech earns $260,000 environmental grant to protect coral reefs

MELBOURNE, FLA. Florida Tech's Dr. Robert van Woesik, associate professor of biological sciences, has secured $260,000 in Global Environmental Fund/World Bank funds for coral reef research. Initially, the grant will help to establish coral reef study sites in Puerto Morelos, Mexico; Zanzibar; and Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef....... The project is the first phase of a 15-year...

Florida Tech International Sustainability Forum attracts renowned keynote speakers

MELBOURNE, FLA.--Dr. William F. Carroll, president of the American Chemical Society; Dr. William F. Koch, a deputy director of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST); and Dr. Duane DeFreese, vice president for research, Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, will offer keynote presentations at Florida Tech's "Sustainability's New Age: Preservation and Planning (SNAP)," an internat...

University of South Florida designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society

Tampa, FL (Nov. 18, 2004) -- The University of South Florida has been designated a regional Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). USF was one of four universities across the nation competitively awarded the prestigious designation this year, and is the only HDSA Center of Excellence in Florida.... ...The designation includes $50,000 a year in funding to he...
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