Study proves physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Published: May 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.

UF pediatrics professor appointed to FDA committee

Published: May 23 2014

Online promotion and tenure team receives innovation award

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The online promotion and tenure team at University of Florida has received the 2014 HR Innovation Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, known as CUPA-HR .

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study describes a 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodilian that swam in the same rivers as Titanoboa 60 million years ago in the world’s oldest-known rain forest.

UF trustees OK list of qualifications sought in next president

Published: May 23 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Board of Trustees approved on Friday a 25-point list of qualifications it’s looking for in the next UF president. The list will guide a nationwide and global search for the successor to President Bernie Machen, who will retire later this year.

UF College of Journalism and Communications launches Innovators Series to introduce students to ideas of media visionaries

Published: May 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications today announced the launch of The Innovators Series, a project that will introduce students to lectures from thought leaders who are developing breakthrough ideas in media. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting the speaker series, which will kick off this fall.

New chemical language of neural systems is revealed

Published: May 21 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comb jellies – a seemingly simple form of marine life — took a radically different path to neural complexity than the rest of the animal kingdom, a finding that could have implications for synthetic and regenerative medicine, new University of Florida research shows.

Bug-Trap

Published: May 20 2014

Bedbug trap photo

Published: May 20 2014

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

Published: May 20 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.”