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UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

Published: September 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida.

Research team headed by UF professor found evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill

Published: September 16 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.

Good results from Florida’s urban tree-planting program, UF/IFAS study shows

Published: September 11 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida’s urban tree-planting program works well: 93 percent of the trees planted were still alive up to five years after they were planted, a new University of Florida study shows.

Gulf anglers could be entitled to $585 million after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, UF/IFAS study says

Published: September 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF poll: Majority of Floridians support Right to Medical Marijuana ballot question

Published: September 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A majority of Floridians support the use of medical marijuana, according to a new University of Florida poll.

UF poll: Scott holds six-point advantage over Crist; Floridians have negative view of Affordable Care Act

Published: September 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the University of Florida found that incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a six-point advantage over Democratic nominee Charlie Crist, with 44 percent of likely voters favoring Scott and 38 percent favoring Crist.

UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

Published: September 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.

UF receives record $702 million in research funding in 2014

Published: August 28 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $702 million in research awards last year, surpassing by $24 million the previous record of $678 million set in 2010.

UF: No change in Florida's August consumer confidence

Published: August 26 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.

NSF awards $7.5 million to UF-led effort to digitize biodiversity collections

Published: August 25 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida.

Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Published: August 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds

Published: August 18 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows.

The Coca-Cola Co. donates additional $1.5 Million to UF/IFAS to fight citrus greening

Published: August 13 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.

Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, UF/IFAS study finds

Published: August 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.

Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, UF research finds

Published: August 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.

UF/IFAS study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying

Published: August 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.

Relief organizations need to think long-term, UF research shows

Published: August 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world wanted to help.

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.