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Students recognized for promoting diversity in residence facilities

Students recognized for promoting diversity in residence facilities

Published: Apr 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students Airda Kokoshi, a junior business major from Jacksonville, and Vaibhav Jain, a doctoral candidate in genetics from India, have received the Department of Housing and Residence Education 2012-13 Multicultural Student Awards.

Law professor named outstanding tax attorney of the year

Law professor named outstanding tax attorney of the year

Published: Apr 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Bar Tax Section recognized University of Florida law professor Dennis Calfee as the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year on Saturday at the section’s 35th annual meeting.

Florida’s consumer confidence keeps rising

Published: Apr 30th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence rose three points to 79 in April — the second consecutive monthly increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF researchers develop ‘nanotrain’ for targeted cancer drug transport

Published: Apr 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have developed a “DNA nanotrain” that fast-tracks its payload of cancer-fighting drugs and bioimaging agents to tumor cells deep within the body. The nanotrain’s ability to cost-effectively deliver high doses of drugs to precisely targeted cancers and other medical maladies without leaving behind toxic nano-clutter has been the elusive Holy Grail for scientists studying the teeny-tiny world of DNA nanotechnology.

Music, animation of Disney featured at Phillips Center

Published: Apr 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Gainesville Orchestra and the Harn Museum of Art will present an evening of art demonstrations and music featuring animation and honoring the musical scores from Disney films on May 10.

UF news for week of April 29 listed

Published: Apr 29th, 2013

UF News Budget: April 29 – May 3

New antiviral drugs clear Hepatitis C in patients without treatment options

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hepatitis C patients may soon have effective new drugs that can clear the liver of the viral infection.

International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C appear to work as well in the real world as they did during clinical trials, an international research consortium has observed. The consortium also released data that may help inform how doctors and patients manage treatment-related adverse events.

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Published: Apr 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report released this week by the University of Florida.

Better data needed in determining sea turtle population trends

Published: Apr 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea turtle populations may be increasing – or decreasing – but by using the most common method of simply counting nests or nesting females there is no way to know for sure, a University of Florida research team reports in the journal PLOS ONE today.