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UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

Published: Dec 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims.

Hellbender salamander study seeks answers for global amphibian decline

Published: Dec 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander is the first to detail its skin microbes, the bacteria and fungi that defend against pathogens.

New breakthrough shows promise for affordable plastic solar energy cells

Published: Dec 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers report they have achieved a new record in efficiency with a prototype solar cell that could be manufactured using a roll-to-roll process.

VA, UF to collaborate on new physician assistant pilot program

Published: Dec 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a new Physician Assistant Residency Pilot Program in Primary Care at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. It is one of six in the country.

UF alumna to be featured on final episode of Bravo show Dec. 21

UF alumna to be featured on final episode of Bravo show Dec. 21

Published: Dec 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida alumna Kymia Nawabi is featured on the current season of Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.”

Foreigner’s Feb. 2 show at Phillips Center canceled

Published: Dec 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Due to circumstances beyond University of Florida Performing Arts’ control, the Feb. 2 performance of Foreigner Acoustique – The Classics Unplugged at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

UF receives $2.5 million to establish rural public health training center

Published: Dec 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has received $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop public health workforce education programs and community health projects for rural Florida residents.

Fox News: Frank Mazzotti

Published: Dec 15th, 2011

Frank Mazzotti, professor of wildlife ecology, was quoted in a Dec. 6 Fox News story about biologists monitoring crocodiles living in swamps near nuclear power plants in South Florida.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Andrew Warren

Published: Dec 15th, 2011

Andrew Warren, senior collections manager for the University of Florida’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, was quoted in a Dec. 1 South Florida Sun-Sentinel story about the discovery of […]

New York Times: Jerry Uelsmann

Published: Dec 15th, 2011

Retired photography professor Jerry Uelsmann was the subject of a Dec. 12 New York Times blog about his life’s work.