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UF/IFAS expert: Female mosquitoes become savvy about other-species suitors

Published: Feb 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Talk about meeting Mr. Wrong.

Campaign to enforce safety belt law starts Friday

Published: Feb 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department is joining other law enforcement agencies across the state in a “Click It or Ticket” campaign starting Friday through March 16.

New model could lead to improved treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s

Published: Feb 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida and The Johns Hopkins University have developed a line of genetically altered mice that model the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This model may help scientists identify new therapies to provide relief to patients who are beginning to experience symptoms.

UF study on worldwide lice DNA may lead to better treatment methods

Published: Feb 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study on louse evolution shows the parasite’s genetic structure differs based on geographic region, information essential for developing more effective insecticides.

Chick Corea, Béla Fleck collaboration highlights UFPA’s March events

Published: Feb 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will present 13 performances in March, highlighted by a Chick Corea and Béla Fleck collaboration on March 20 and a free film screening of “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” on March 28.

Symposium explores evolving roles of women in America

Published: Feb 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Professor Stephanie Coontz will visit the University of Florida March 13 for a symposium titled “The Feminine Mystique at 50,” focusing on her groundbreaking research into the history of family policy and women’s activism in America.

Marine compound discovery shows promise of improved drug treatment for COPD patients

Published: Feb 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pharmacy researchers at the University of Florida have isolated a new marine compound they believe may lead to improved drug therapies for pulmonary diseases by inhibiting their progression rather than managing their symptoms.

Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel to speak at UF March 12

Published: Feb 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau and Jewish Awareness Month at the University of Florida will bring Nobel Prize winner and writer Elie Wiesel to campus on March 12.

RTS to reduce service during spring break

Published: Feb 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Regional Transit System will reduce service on certain bus routes between Saturday and March 10 because of the spring break at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College.

Florida’s consumer confidence drops one point as sequestration looms

Published: Feb 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The delayed effect of the expiring payroll tax cut prompted Florida’s consumer confidence to drop one point in February to 74, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.