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Entrinsic Bioscience Unveils Animal Study on Breakthrough Hydration Technology

A patented blend of amino acids will be part of the next generation of oral rehydration solutions, according to an animal study conducted by a team of researchers at Entrinsic Bioscience. The study demonstrated that the blend of amino acids was more efficient in transporting electrolytes and fluids than the glucose-based oral rehydration solution (ORS) recommended by the World Health Organization. The formula also decreased epithelial anion channel activity and improved intestinal barrier function at a greater level. The two formulas were tested in animals which had diarrhea induced through cholera toxin.

Human DNA Is Everywhere. That’s a Boon for Science – And an Ethical Quagmire.

We cough, spit, shed and flush our DNA into all of these places and countless more. Signs of human life can be found nearly everywhere, short of isolated islands and remote mountaintops, according to a new University of Florida study. That ubiquity is both a scientific boon and an ethical dilemma, say the UF researchers who sequenced this widespread DNA.

SATLANTIS Signs a Strategic Alliance With SuperSharp in the UK

SATLANTIS MICROSATS, S.A., the largest European provider of high-resolution optical payloads for small satellites, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with SuperSharp Space Systems Ltd., a University of Cambridge spin-off specialized in thermal infrared payloads for Earth Observation satellites, giving it a presence in Spain, the U.K., and the United States (with UF startup SATLANTIS LLC located in UF Innovate | Accelerate @ The Hub).

UF Receives U.S. DOE Funding for More Efficient Cooling for Data Centers

The University of Florida is among recipients of $40 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 15 projects that will develop high-performance, energy efficient cooling solutions for data centers. Used to house computers, storage systems, and computing infrastructure, data centers account for approximately 2% of total U.S. electricity consumption while data center cooling can account for up to 40% of data center energy usage overall. The selected projects—located at national labs, universities, and businesses—seek to reduce the energy necessary to cool data centers.

Tech Tuesday: Intersection of Arts and Technology

In this week's Tech Tuesday, Melanie Moron is joined by Osubi Craig with the University of Florida's Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship, or UF CAME who discusses intellectual property laws that don't protect artists who share their work on social media.

Introducing Canaery: The Cutting-Edge Technology to Digitize Smells

UF Innovate | Accelerate client Canaery is a venture-backed company developing the first commercial nose-computer interface (NCI) for odor detection and digitization. This technology reads neural signals directly from the olfactory bulb of mammals. It decodes those signals to identify the diverse set of volatile compounds, aka odors, in the air.

Entrinsic Bioscience Shares Breakthrough in Rehydration Technology

Groundbreaking research conducted by a team of leading researchers at Entrinsic Bioscience (EBS) and the University of Florida revealed significant findings that will change the way we understand amino acid combinations and represents the next generation of Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS). 

The Science of Stealing: Researchers Study Shoplifting at UF’s ‘Safer Places Lab’

The need to cut back on retail theft is a worldwide issue. One in four Americans work in retail, and crime aimed at those stores is on the rise. Organized retail crime is up 26%, the latest studies show. It turns out, retailers across the globe are turning to researchers with the University of Florida to fix the issue. Cory Lowe with UF Innovate"s Loss Prevention Research Council (or LPRC) walked FOX 35 through what the team calls its Simulation Lab. 

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