GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published online and in an upcoming print issue of the journal Brain, provide clues about processes involved in age- and health-related memory loss and reveal potential cellular targets for drug therapy.
August 2010 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. David A. Cofrin, one of the founding donors of the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, has bequeathed 312 works of Asian art worth an estimated $4.2 million to the museum.
Cofrin, who died last year, also established a $1 million endowment for the acquisition of Asian art. The [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In concurrence with the University of Florida production of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean,” the School of Theatre and Dance will host a free symposium Sept. 17-18 on Wilson’s work.
It’s titled “An Incessant Journey: Investigating Spirituality in August Wilson’s 20th Century Play Cycle.” The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. with [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite spit may soon help fill our gas tanks. University of Florida researchers have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin, a tough plant material that is major problem during the production of cellulosic ethanol.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida students can check out the newly expanded Southwest Recreation Center during Tuesday’s opening ceremony, followed by the RecSports Extravaganza.
The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. with the Extravaganza following from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Every fall, the Extravaganza provides an opportunity for students to learn what programs and [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agricultural workers age 18 years or older who work with swine, turkeys, geese or ducks may be eligible for enrollment in a University of Florida study of influenza and agricultural workers. The study will monitor agricultural workers and their household members for flu, paying particular attention to flu infections that can be transmitted by both animals and humans.
WHAT: The University of Florida community will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Gainesville student murders. The carillon bells of Century Tower will toll five times and white ribbons will be tied on trees; a short moment of silence will follow.
WHEN: Noon, Thursday, Aug. 26.
WHERE: Five trees are planted on the northwest side of Smathers [...]