UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Dr. Denise Bossy, a University of North Florida associate professor of history, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support significant research in the humanities and to further her research of the Yamasee Indians, a community that is hardly understood by scholars today

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USF scientists headed for Cuba to study what it looks like before any oil spills

USF scientists headed for Cuba to study what it looks like before any oil spills

USF scientists headed for Cuba to study what it looks like before any oil spills

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida scientists will ride their research vessel to Cuba next month to take measurements of its coastal waters before any oil spill ruins them.ST. PETERSBURG — Florida scientists will ride their research vessel to Cuba next month to take measurements of its coastal waters before any oil spill ruins them.

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UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation

UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation

UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation

The U.S. Defense Department is looking for ways to speed up cognitive skills training — the types of skills useful for specialists such as linguists, intelligence analysts and cryptographers — and is awarding University of Florida engineers and neuroscientists up to $8.4 million over the next four years to investigate how to do that by applying electrical stimulation to peripheral nerves as a means of strengthening neuronal connections in the brain.

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FAU: Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

FAU: Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

FAU: Study Reveals How Language Develops in Bilingual Children

A new study of Spanish-English bilingual children by researchers at Florida Atlantic University published in the journal Developmental Science finds that when children learn two languages from birth each language proceeds on its own independent course, at a rate that reflects the quality of the children’s exposure to each language.

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FIT: Five-year grant will aid research on therapies for brittle bones

FIT:  Five-year grant will aid research on therapies for brittle bones

FIT:  Five-year grant will aid research on therapies for brittle bones

Alessandra Carriero, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at Florida Tech, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to investigate therapies to enhance the quality of life for people suffering from disabilities secondary to bone fragility, such as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI).

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Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

According to the current thinking in neuroscience, neurons in the brain must communicate actively with each other to establish functioning networks. Using an elegant genetic trick, neuroscientists Albrecht Sigler and Cordelia Imig from the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen have now demonstrated that neurons in very important regions of the brain can connect and form normally structured networks without active signal transmission.

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