UF news for week of March 3 listed

Published: February 28th, 2014

Category: General

[UPDATED: 4:35PM, 3/7/14]

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

Monday, March 3

BERRY FLAVOR — University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster. Photo.

EVENTS 0303 — upcoming events of potential media interest.

Tuesday, March 4

ARTIFACTS DONATION — The University of Florida begins its 20th season of archaeological fieldwork since 1976 this week in St. Augustine at the site of America’s first colony, founded by explorer Pedro Menendez in 1565. Researchers have uncovered more than 97,000 artifacts left behind by Spanish immigrants, valued at nearly $3.5 million and recently donated by the Fraser family to the Florida Museum of Natural History.

ADDED: KIPLINGERS LARGE SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 5

MEMORY DRUG – Medicine to help the aging population retain memory may be a step closer thanks to UF research being published this week.

Thursday, March 6

DRINKING TEST – Researchers are studying how alcohol affects driving at different ages. They tested 36 younger adults, ages 25 to 35, and 36 older, healthy adults, 55 to 75, to see how moderate drinking affected their driving. The researchers found that older drivers were affected more than younger drivers, even when they had a low blood-alcohol level. With broadcast video.

Friday, March 7

BUDGET 0307 — advisory for next week’s releases.

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