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Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Dec 30th, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

‘Rock of Ages,’ Perlman highlight performances coming to UF in January

Published: Dec 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will present eight performances in January, including the party musical “Rock of Ages” and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman.

Computing Help Desk offers limited services during part of break

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Computing Help Desk will have limited availability during winter break:

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.

College of Nursing names executive associate dean, Kirbo endowed chair

Published: Dec 23rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Nursing has named Debra Lyon as its executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair, effective Jan. 2. Lyon comes to UF from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she serves as associate dean for research and the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey distinguished professor.

Study: Some plants may not adapt quickly to future climate change

Published: Dec 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than initially thought to plants and global agriculture.

UF news for week of Dec. 23 listed

Published: Dec 20th, 2013

UF News Budget: December 23 – January 1

Florida cooking show debuts Jan. 4 on WUFT-TV, will include UF/IFAS food topics

Published: Dec 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new television show that starts Jan. 4 on WUFT Channel 5 will give viewers tasty tidbits about Florida food along with a focus on fresh, sustainable food and native Florida cooking.

Change in geometry improves aerodynamics, UF researchers say

Published: Dec 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE—Kids and dogs understand the force of air, when they stick their hands and heads out of moving cars only to feel them pushed back. It may be invisible, but air is like a see-through net dragging a vehicle back as it strains to move forward.

New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially revealing why flowers may have proliferated millions of years ago and offering clues for improving all major food crop species.