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FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has developed a project that donates f...

By Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Aquaculture Donates Fish to Local Families in Needfauf.fau.eduWhat began as a project to test sustainable aquaculture methods is turning into meals for Treasure Coast families in need. FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s (HBOI) aquaculture program received a grant from the Aquaculture Review Council to produce a market-sized crop of pompano in a sustai… …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Nova Southeastern University Researcher Joins Colleagues in Penning Paper Urging Increased Ocean Stewardship

By jdonzelli Researchers Urge Caution When Exploiting The World’s Deep Oceans Good Stewardship Is Vital for Sustainability for Future Generations – More Exploration and Understanding is Needed FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet’s oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper. Researchers from organizations around the world who specialize in studying and exploring the deepest regions of our oceans have come together to pen a cautionary tale that urges we take a critical look at how we’re treating our seas. “We need to consider the common heritage of mankind – when do we have the right to take something that will basically never be replaced or take millions of years,” said Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. Sutton, along with scientists and professors from California to Germany to the United Kingdom have written a paper that is being published by Science magazine that calls for increased stewardship when it comes to our oceans. The paper can be found online at Sciencemag.org (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6185/696.summary) The paper addresses the …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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The Broward MPO Partners With Stranahan High School

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) has partnered with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS), a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, and Stranahan High School’s Engineering Magnet Program to provide students with projects from the TRAC & RIDES Educational Program as well as the opportunity to participate in unique field trips this school year. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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BCPS to Host Teacher Recruitment Fair – May 29, 2014

To help meet the demand and recruit high quality educators, Broward County Public Schools is hosting a Teacher Recruitment Fair. The District is focused on hiring talented and certified teachers in math and science to join its team of education professionals. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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United Way of Broward and BCPS Team Up For Above The Influence March & Rally

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, thousands of students from across Broward County will come together for the 2nd annual Above the Influence March and Rally, a yearly event to empower youth in our community. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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Walter C. Young Middle School Students Rank 6th in the Nation

The Walter C. Young Middle School Knights of SCRABBLE Team placed 6th in the nation at the 2014 National School SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT hosted by Hasbro, Inc., April 26-27, 2014, in Providence, Rhode Island. The team joined young SCRABBLE enthusiasts, in fourth through eighth grades, to compete for top prizes. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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Still a very young public university in Florida at the time, #FAU students parti...

By Florida Atlantic University Still a very young public university in Florida at the time, #FAU students participated in a photo shoot to use for admissions brochures. Here’s one of them from 1971! Anyone recognize the building to the right of this groovy group?? #FAUThrowback #TBT …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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NSU Dental Professor Receives U.S. Patent for Developing New Bonding Technology

By jkatzman FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Over the past several years, dentists have shifted from metal to ceramic materials like zirconia for crowns, implants and other devices due to enhanced esthetics and biocompatibility. One downside of zirconia is that it does not bond well with other synthetic or natural substances due to its chemically non-reactive nature, making it difficult to achieve long-term success in clinical applications. Jeffrey Thompson, Ph.D. Jeffrey Thompson, Ph.D., professor of prosthodontics and director of the Biosciences Research Center in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, and a team of researchers from RTI International in Durham, N.C., recently secured a U.S. patent for developing a surface modification technology to promote chemical bonding between high-performance ceramic materials like alumina and zirconia and biological materials, like tooth structures, and synthetic materials, like dentures and crowns. The method utilizes a chlorosilane precursor to produce a very thin layer of silica on the inert ceramic surface. This allows traditional adhesive approaches and adhesives to be used in clinical bonding procedures with a high probability of a durable bond. “Zirconia is like Teflon...
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NSU Pharmaceutical Researcher Receives Japanese Patent for Developing New Cancer Treatment

By jkatzman FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, received a Japanese patent for developing a novel cancer treatment. Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D. The small organic molecule called “JFD” that he and his team discovered is anti-angiogenic, meaning it “starves” tumors and other cancer cells by preventing blood flow that supplies the tumors with oxygen and nutrients that would otherwise help them to grow and survive. This molecule is less expensive to manufacture, stable in storage, expected to be less toxic, and is more effective against solid tumors. It is specifically designed to battle breast, ovarian, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers. “I am really proud to be a part of high quality drug research that can benefit people in many areas of the world,” said Rathinavelu. “This patent will help us as we pursue approval of this treatment for use with patients battling cancer in Japan.” The title of the patent is “Small Molecule for Anti-Angiogenesis” (Japanese patent 5436544 B). Rathinavelu previously received a United States patent for this development (U.S. patent 7,875,603 B2). Rathinavelu’s research efforts toward this discovery were …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Older Americans Month: Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

– Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Branch Meeting Room In observance of Older Americans Month, Shari Baer, the Public Education Coordinator, of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward, will be talking about Senior safety, including avoiding fraud and scams. …read more Source: Broward County Library     ...
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