Michael McDonald, director of UF’s U.S. Elections Project, is observing larger than expected surges of support for Hillary Clinton in southeastern states, which he says suggests that Trump’s tactics may be reinvigorating previously uninspired Democratic voters.
UF scientists Martin Cohn and Francisca Leal have pinpointed the genetic process that caused snakes to lose their legs, even as the molecular machinery for leg development persists in snakes after millions of years.
UF veterinary entomologist Phil Kaufman outlines the strategy used to eradicate the flesh-eating screwworm from the United States in the 1950s and expresses confidence that it will work again.
Michael McDonald, a UF political scientist who tracks early and absentee voting, reports that elections officials have sent out more than 6 million ballots and that 565,000 voters have cast ballots by absentee ballot or in person, signaling a voter turnout in excess of 40 percent before Election Day.
A study led by UF professor of horticultural studies Harry J. Klee reveals that chilling tomatoes in the refrigerator can rob them of enzymes essential to their flavor.
UF professor Nian Wang describes the work of a research team at the Lake Alfred Citrus Research and Education Center that has developed a tool that could hasten the production of citrus varieties immune to diseases that are destroying Florida’s citrus industry.
UF associate professor of political science Michael McDonald discusses the rising popularity of early voting in an interview with the host of NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
A study led by UF professor of hematopathology Li-Jun Yang on “brown” fat and “white” fat indicates that exercise may aid in weight control and help prevent diabetes by improving the ability of fat cells to burn calories
UF political scientist Daniel Smith observes that more than 104,000 Floridians registered to vote in the last five days before the registration deadline in 2012, a fact that tends to support the argument for a deadline extension in the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
UF climate scientist Andrea Dutton observes that as the negative impact of sea-level rise increases, the threat to the nation’s security increases as well because the land on which naval bases are located is at risk of disappearing within this century.
Successful surgery to separate twins joined at the liver, diaphragm, sternum and heart performed at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in April is described in this article featuring Mark Bleiweis, chief of pediatric and congenital cardiovascular surgery at UF Health.
As the number of people affected by dengue increases, with 390 million estimated to be infected each year, UF professor of biology Derek Cummings observes that the immunity individuals develop both protects them and puts them at risk, since the vaccine sometimes acts like a silent infection gearing them up for a more severe infection should they face the real form of the virus.
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