UF news for week of Jan. 27 listed

Published: January 24 2014


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

Monday, Jan. 27

CITRUS COUNT — Citrus crop-yield estimates may be more accurate, thus ensuring higher productivity and more revenue, if an algorithm proves as successful as it did in a recent University of Florida study.

EVENTS 0127 — upcoming events of potential media interest.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

CC0114 — Monthly Florida consumer confidence report. With graphic.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

MEDICAID REFORM (rescheduled from this week) — Health care plans in the Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot project have done a better job of controlling costs compared with Florida’s traditional Medicaid program, according to a new University of Florida study.

Thursday, Jan. 30

THE NOSE KNOWS (rescheduled from this week) – UF researchers have shown that certain nasal neurons actually help animals determine the location of a scent. Their findings may pave the way for electronic “noses” that can detect land mines and other things.

CANKER GENE — Four researchers from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida are a step closer to finding a possible cure for citrus canker after identifying a gene that makes citrus trees susceptible to the bacterial pathogen.

Friday, Jan. 31 –

BUDGET 0131 – advisory for next week’s releases.