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Horticultural sciences professor named president-elect to space research society

University of Florida Genetics Institute member Anna-Lisa Paul, PhD, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The ASGSR is a collection of international researchers dedicated to promoting the study of “how living organisms and...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/14/2016

AAV Infection: Protection from Cancer. Author information: Srivastava A1, Carter B2. 1University Of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Cellular & Molecular Therapy, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Gainesville, Florida, United States...
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Emmanuelle Charpentier to serve as keynote for Florida Genetics Symposium 2016

The Florida Genetics Symposium welcomes Max Planck Institute director, and pioneer of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, as its keynote speaker November 30, 2016. The symposium is an annual event hosted by the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Speakers...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 11/07/2016

Identification of Two Heritable Cross-Disorder Endophenotypes for Tourette Syndrome. Author information: Darrow SM1, Hirschtritt ME1, Davis LK1, Illmann C1, Osiecki L1, Grados M1, Sandor P1, Dion Y1, King R1, Pauls D1, Budman CL1, Cath DC1, Greenberg E1, Lyon GJ1, Yu D1, McGrath...
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Early exposure to excess hormone causes genital defects in females

University of Florida researchers have identified cells targeted by a male hormone and found that an excess of that hormone at a specific time can cause genital defects in female mice. The findings appear today (Nov. 7) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/31/2016

Analysis of self-antigen specificity of islet-infiltrating T cells from human donors with type 1 diabetes. Author information: Babon JA1, DeNicola ME1, Blodgett DM1, Crèvecoeur I2, Buttrick TS3, Maehr R4, Bottino R5,6, Naji A7, Kaddis J8, Elyaman W3, James EA9, Haliyur R10,...
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UFGI researcher immortalizes NF1 neurofibroma Schwann cells

Although tumors are typically best-known for their capacity to grow quickly, not all of them are so robust. This limited life span creates challenges for scientists attempting to research them. A University of Florida research team recently discovered a method for boosting the...
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UFGI Publications Round-Up Week 10/26/2016

The Skp1 Homologs SKR-1/2 Are Required for the Caenorhabditis elegans SKN-1 Antioxidant/Detoxification Response Independently of p38 MAPK. Author information: Wu CW1, Deonarine A2, Przybysz A3, Strange K4, Choe KP1. 1Department of Biology and Genetics Institute, University of...
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UF Health: UF Genetics Institute researchers find genetic change that caused snakes to lose legs

  About 150 million years ago, snakes roamed about on well-developed legs. Now, two University of Florida researchers have discovered how snakes’ legs eventually disappeared. Snakes lost their legs due to a trio of mutations in a genetic switch — known as an enhancer — that...
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Biology researcher discovers new role for jasmonic acid in plants

  A research team led by University of Florida Genetics Institute member Sixue Chen, PhD, recently discovered a new role for jasmonic acid in plants. Scientists have long been aware of the existence of jasmonic acid, and its role associated with defense from predators....
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