FAMU has Received More Than $13 Million for Research

October 31, 2012

FAMU has Received More Than $13 Million for Research

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been awarded more than $13 million in funding from various agencies to provide education and training for underrepresented minority students pursuing the Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and professional disciplines to strengthen ongoing research in plant and animal sciences.

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State University System co-sponsoring nationwide research webcast by key Federal funding agencies

October 9, 2012

State University System co-sponsoring nationwide research webcast by key Federal funding agencies

Monday-Friday, October 29 – November 2, 2012

Faculty, research administrators and student researchers across the Florida State University System and the nation will be able to take free advantage of an extended live webcast later this month to learn firsthand about the research priorities and budgets of key federal agencies. The presentations are geared to the needs of those involved in seeking competitive support from the agencies.

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Sanford-Burnham research team growing breast cancer stem cells to get at the tumor’s root

October 3, 2012

Sanford-Burnham Research Team growing breast cancer stem cells to get at the tumor’s root

A Sanford-Burnham research team recently isolated cancer stem cells from a mouse model of breast cancer and showed that these cells are able to generate new tumors similar to the ones from which they originated—even when starting from just a single cell.

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FSU opens graduate research opportunity at Oak Ridge Laboratory

September 28, 2012

FSU opens graduate research opportunity at Oak Ridge Laboratory

Working with the world’s fastest supercomputers to create accurate weather and climate models and using neutrons to unravel the properties of advanced materials are just two of the countless research opportunities awaiting Florida State University graduate students through a new partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

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NSU to host Nation’s Largest Coral Reef Research Center

September 27, 2012

Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research

Nova Southeastern University will host a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 27 for the nation’s largest coral reef research center. NSU scientists are conducting reef research locally, nationally and globally at the 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research. The facility is located at NSU’s Oceanographic Center in John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.

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Reducing the Harmful Side Effects Associated with Radiation Therapy

September 25, 2012

Reducing the Harmful Side Effects Associated with Radiation Therapy

It’s estimated that close to a million people in the United States will receive radiation therapy this year to treat cancer. In most cases, the radiation will be effective but not without causing awful side effects, some irreversible. To many, this is just an accepted reality in the world of cancer treatment.

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Torrey Pines Institute researcher awarded $2 million grant to fight breast cancer

September 20, 2012

Torrey Pines Institute researcher awarded $2 million grant to fight breast cancer

The toll of advanced breast cancer on women’s lives remains unacceptably high and new approaches are needed to treat the disease.  By investigating a new cell surface receptor that appears to control the breast cancer invasion and metastasis, Dr. Barbara M. Mueller and researchers at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies are identifying new mechanisms to treat late-stage breast cancer, thanks to a $2 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

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