Scripps: New Antibiotic Packs a Punch Against Bacterial Resistance

June 22, 2017
Scripps:  New Antibiotic Packs a Punch Against Bacterial Resistance

Scripps: New Antibiotic Packs a Punch Against Bacterial Resistance

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. The researchers, led by Dale Boger, co-chair of TSRI’s Department of Chemistry, discovered a way to structurally modify vancomycin to make an already-powerful version of the antibiotic even more potent.

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NSU Continues to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

June 22, 2017
NSU Continues to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

NSU Continues to Oversee National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

Protecting the world’s coral reefs has been at the forefront of research for researchers and students at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Recognized as a world leader, NSU has been researching coral reefs as way to not only understand these unique animals, but to also help provide information for better protection and conservation of our reefs.

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UF: Life-altering treatments available to Tourette patients

June 22, 2017
UF: Life-altering treatments available to Tourette patients

UF: Life-altering treatments available to Tourette patients

Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity that has puzzled doctors for more than a century. People who have it suffer from tics and other behavioral problems, such as obsessive compulsive traits and attention deficit disorder. In addition, they are cursed by a stereotype that they swear loudly and inappropriately. In reality, 10 percent actually experience these verbal outbursts, but many are stigmatized and isolated nonetheless.

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UCF Researcher Builds Bridge to Silk Road’s Cultural Heritage

June 21, 2017
UCF Researcher Builds Bridge to Silk Road’s Cultural Heritage

UCF Researcher Builds Bridge to Silk Road’s Cultural Heritage

Lanlan Kuang’s research this summer is mixing the old with the new. And by “old,” we mean ancient.

Kuang is a UCF assistant professor of philosophy and one of a select group of international scholars with access to the Dunhuang Mogao Caves along the Silk Road in China. The nearly 500 caves are the largest and most complete treasure repository of Buddhist art, murals and more than 2,000 painted sculptures.

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USF Study: Marsh Grasses Carry ‘Signature’ of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

June 21, 2017
USF Study: Marsh Grasses Carry ‘Signature’ of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

USF Study: Marsh Grasses Carry ‘Signature’ of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, much public attention was paid to how the oil and dispersants impacted the birds, fish and marine mammals which inhabit the Gulf of Mexico. But another important species of the Gulf ecosystem that came in contact with the oil also was impacted – the salt marsh grass that rims the Gulf from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

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National Science Foundation Awards FAMU $2M Grant to Enhance Student Success in STEM

June 21, 2017
National Science Foundation Awards FAMU $2M Grant to Enhance Student Success in STEM

National Science Foundation Awards FAMU $2M Grant to Enhance Student Success in STEM

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been awarded a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) to help broaden the participation of minority graduates in the nation’s science and technology workforce.

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