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UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A quick spray on the tongue with an oral spray containing a compound that naturally occurs in the body could be all it takes to curb appetite and spark weight loss. And unlike oral weight-loss sprays currently on the market, this one holds the promise of being backed by medical science.

Museum to celebrate 35th annual Collectors Day Jan. 25

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History visitors will have the opportunity to view a variety of collections — from antique cars to Coca-Cola memorabilia and stamps to Legos — during the 35th Collectors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25.

Media Advisory: Consumer sentiment survey results to be released early

Published: Dec 18th, 2013

Media advisory

‘Tis the season for online and telephone fraud, UFPD warns

Published: Dec 18th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department urges caution about the possibility of online and telephone fraud during the holiday season.

UF research shows coral reefs can be saved

Published: Dec 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although some scientists suggest that coral reefs are headed for certain doom, a new study by University of Florida and Caribbean researchers indicates even damaged reefs can recover.

Longtime educator, adminstrator Art Sandeen honored by peer group

Longtime educator, adminstrator Art Sandeen honored by peer group

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Arthur “Art” Sandeen’s 26 years as head of University of Florida student affairs and 14 years as a College of Education professor, his love and advocacy of students gave the university community a friend and leader they knew they could count on.

State’s top cancer programs unite to expand care

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Orlando Health and University of Florida Health today announced they have joined forces to establish one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive cancer programs.

Construction to result in closing of Yulee/Reid Hall parking lot

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Yulee/Reid Hall parking lot at the northwest corner of Museum Road and SW 13th Street will be closed starting Dec. 18 for construction of a new residence facility. The orange and carpool parking spaces in this lot will be relocated for the duration of the project.

UFPA to host annual fundraising gala Jan. 25

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its annual fundraising gala – “An Evening in Tuscany” – from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

UF/IFAS study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.