UF teaches cognitive improvement to residents of retirement community

Published: June 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and The Village retirement community in Gainesville have partnered to offer UF Health Vitality Mind, a research program dedicated to maximizing brain health in older adults.


RTS to reduce service during summer break

Published: August 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Regional Transit System will have reduced bus service during the collegiate break between the summer and fall semesters, Aug. 9-17.

Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Published: July 31 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it.

Panthers prey on ranchers' calves, but how much varies, UF/IFAS research shows

Published: July 31 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A two-year panther study at two southwest Florida cattle ranches shows that the endangered cats attack and kill calves, but how often that happens can vary greatly by location and landscape.

UF study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history

Published: July 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, University of Florida scientists have created an extensive “Tree of Lepidoptera” in the first study to use large-scale, next-generation DNA sequencing.

Lead in teeth can tell a body’s tale, UF study finds

Published: July 30 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.

UF ranks No. 7 on Money magazine’s list of Best Colleges for Your Money

Published: July 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Money magazine on Monday released its first-ever college rankings, and the University of Florida came in at No. 7 among public institutions — and No. 1 in Florida — on its list of Best Colleges for Your Money.

Little Janitor

'Little janitor' merits attention in Florida springs' health debate, UF/IFAS research shows

Published: July 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida’s ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say.

Darren Hutchinson

UF Law professor’s scholarship cited in federal same-sex marriage case, available to discuss

Published: July 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Law professor’s scholarship has been cited in a decision earlier this month by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld an earlier ruling that declared Oklahoma’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional

Florida’s consumer confidence hits new post-recession high

Published: July 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.