UF News

University of Florida Shows Advances in AI Farming

The UF Southwest Research and Education Center in Immokalee, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is merging the powers of farming and AI. Researchers at the center are utilizing the latest technologies like drones and advanced AI systems to revolutionize the way we grow our food.

President’s Office Announces $5.4 Million for Strategic Funding Awardees

The President's Office at the University of Florida announced $5.4 million in awards for Strategic Funding. Various colleges and departments across campus received awards to fund their research projects and initiatives. The funding initiative is designed to advance the student experience and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Tech Tuesday: NysnoBio

On this Tech Tuesday segment, Melanie Morón interviews Jennifer Johnston from NysnoBio to discuss the company's work in gene therapy to treat Parkinson's disease.

Cannabix Completes Initial Electronics Testing on Contactless Alcohol Breathalyzer, Commences International Certification Plans

Cannabix Technologies Inc., developer of breath testing devices for law enforcement and the workplace reports that it has completed preliminary third-party testing on its Contactless Alcohol Breathalyzer (“CAB”) wall mounted device. The CAB device is part of the Company’s portfolio of marijuana and alcohol screening devices. The Company will be selecting a new product name for the CAB and create new product branding in the coming weeks. Cannabix Technologies began as a UF startup, utilizing technology created by Chemistry Professor Richard Yost.

UF Working To Expand Your Options for Decorative Holiday Plants

University of Florida scientists want to add caladiums, known for their beautiful foliage, as an option for seasonal occasions. Bob Hartman, who runs Classic Caladiums LLC, a nursery in Avon Park, is enlisting the help of UF/IFAS plant breeder Zhanao Deng to research caladium bulb storage.

UF Opens Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

The University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology. The new building is named after UF alumnus and NVIDIA co-founder Chris Malachowsky, and funded by a combination of state funds as well as private and college funds.

Making an Impact on Movement Disorders

AI applications for improving treatment for patients with movement disorders includes work by assistant professor Coralie de Hemptinne, PhD, MS, and biomedical scientist Jackson Cagle, PhD, researchers at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health who have developed an algorithm to optimize deep brain stimulation, or DBS, a treatment that involves placing a thin wire in the brain in areas that control movement. Their technology, which received UF Innovate’s 2022 Invention of the Year award, predicts the best stimulation settings based on individual brain activity, shortening the wait to see improvement in symptoms.

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