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UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain

Published: May 26 2015

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Published: May 21 2015

Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five senses: hearing.

UF radiological engineering expert appointed to U.S. delegation to United Nations

Published: May 18 2015

A University of Florida engineering professor will travel to Vienna next month to serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.

Embedded geriatrics consults mean healthier patients, according to UF Health study

Published: May 15 2015

When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital, they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier, according to a study UF Health researchers presented today (May 15) at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.

Campaign increases first-time mouth and throat cancer screenings among low-income rural Floridians

Published: May 14 2015

Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida’s poorest counties who sought screening for the first time, opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment, UF Health researchers report.

New study eases fears of airborne Ebola

Published: May 14 2015

At the peak of the Ebola epidemic came a frightening new possibility: a mutation that could allow the disease to spread through the air. Now University of Florida researchers have dispelled this concern using data from current and past Ebola outbreaks.

Solving a fish mystery, with human implications

Published: May 6 2015

How do you find out what a fish feels? For University of Florida researcher James Liao, the answer involves lasers, taxidermy and more than a few mathematicians.

Fishermen, communities need more than healthy fish stocks

Published: May 6 2015

Alaska salmon are winners; Alaska salmon fishermen – not so much.

UF/IFAS researchers bombard plant-killing fungus with silver nanoparticles

Published: May 4 2015

Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida’s $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry.

Study reveals evolutionary history of hawkmoths’ sonar jamming defense

Published: May 4 2015

One of the insect world’s most sophisticated defense mechanisms is more widespread than originally thought, existing for millennia.

More than majestic, fjords are carbon-sequestration superstars

Published: May 4 2015

In the effort to remove excess carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, mankind has an unlikely ally: fjords.

Tales teeth can tell: Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civilizations

Published: April 29 2015

University of Florida researchers have discovered that ancient peoples in the Indus Valley apparently did not stay put, as was previously thought. Equally surprising is how they found out: by examining 4,000-year-old teeth.

New study finds link between intelligence at age 20 and future lung health

Published: April 29 2015

Can an intelligence test taken at age 20 predict poorer lung health later in life?

Dip in April Florida consumer sentiment as higher-income households face uncertainty

Published: April 24 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped by more than three points to 94.1, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five components that make up the index declined.

Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites

Published: April 22 2015

The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could come down to our genes.

Parent training program reduces behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Published: April 21 2015

Children with autism spectrum disorder often exhibit serious behavior problems, including tantrums, aggression and self-injury, but findings from a new multisite study demonstrate that a parent training program can reduce these behaviors by nearly 70 percent.

University of Florida business student Samantha Miller (right) questioned studies that label women as poor negotiators. She and her professor, Yellowlees Douglas (left), launched a study that reversed those findings. Credit: Ben Simons/University of Florida

Why everything you’ve heard about women and negotiation might be wrong

Published: April 16 2015

University of Florida student Samantha Miller was listening to a lecture on a commonly held trope about negotiation -- that women are bad at it -- but the conventional wisdom didn’t fit with her experience at all.

UF researchers inform development of Ebola vaccine trials

Published: April 15 2015

Ebola may have faded from the headlines, but the effort to fight it goes on.

UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

Published: April 15 2015

Tomatoes, viruses and voting.

Deepwater Horizon catastrophe continues to plague Gulf Coast communities

Published: April 15 2015

Five years after the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, communities along the Gulf of Mexico continue to struggle with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to University of Florida researchers engaged in a series of projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.