UF/IFAS study shows promise for antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, which are loaded with nutrients, a University of Florida study shows.

Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Published: June 17 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, a University of Florida study has shown.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The following events are scheduled in the near future at or near the University of Florida:

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.

State funding to help Fla. high school students pass important exam

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Thanks to funding from the state Legislature, about 1,000 Duval County rising 10th-graders who failed the high-stakes Algebra 1 end-of-course exam have a chance to pass it this summer.

TJ Villamil named special assistant to UF President Bernie Machen

Published: June 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Jose Antonio “TJ” Villamil IV has been named special assistant to University of Florida President Bernie Machen.

UF news for week of June 16 listed

Published: June 13 2014

UF News Budget June 16 - 20

Dr. Bill Hogan will direct bioinformatics at CTSI.

Newly hired expert to direct biomedical informatics at CTSI

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While scientists and clinicians work each day on discoveries that could unlock treatments and cures for diseases, much stands in the way between their work and patients in clinics and hospitals. Often, that roadblock takes the form of the inability to crunch large amounts of data.

Annual Independence Day celebration returns to Flavet Field July 3

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- FANFARES & FIREWORKS will return to Gainesville at 7 p.m. July 3 at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field on the UF campus.

Oluchi Nwokocha (right)  stars as Vera Stark in a new play at UF with Emily Lewis as Gloria Mitchell.

Play looks at African-American actresses in 1930s Hollywood

Published: June 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--- "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark," a recent comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, chronicles 70 years in the life of Vera Stark, a determined African-American maid and would-be Hollywood actress. The comedy is being presented at the University of Florida June 12-15 and July 9-12 in the Black Box Theatre of the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.