UF News

As Peach Harvest Begins, UF Scientists Find Rootstocks That Survive Flooding

Peach growers and University of Florida scientists are always concerned about flooding because it can damage peach trees permanently and cause trees to die. Ali Sarkhosh, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, is searching for flooding tolerance for peaches before a storm wipes out any farms.

AGTC Licenses Promoter Technology to SparingVision SAS

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, announced a licensing agreement that provides its proprietary cone-specific promoter technology to SparingVision SAS, a genomic medicine company developing vision-saving treatments for ocular diseases.

SATLANTIS Receives Investment From Two Spanish Companies

UF startup and UF Innovate | The Hub resident client SATLANTIS, a company specializing in high-performance optical loads for observation of the Earth for small satellites, has had the entry into its shareholding by Enagás, the main natural gas transporter in Spain, after a capital increase of 14 million euros.

UF Researchers Say Marine Products Show Promising Future In Medical Advancements

Many drug research efforts occurring at UF are focused on marine and natural products that will lead to advancements in medications and treatments for cancers. Dr. Hendrik Luesch was involved in a recent discovery of a marine compound off the east coast of Florida named gatorbulin-1 that could potentially be used in the fight against cancer; this discovery highlights the importance of searching the ocean’s biodiversity.

AI Model To Hasten Clinical Trials, Boost Medical Decision-Making, Thanks to UF Health, NVIDIA

Researchers with the University of Florida’s academic health center — UF Health — announced today that they have collaborated with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™, an artificial intelligence transformer natural language processing model intended to accelerate research and medical decision-making by extracting insights from massive volumes of clinical data with unprecedented speed and clarity.
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