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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.

Thirty-four faculty named UF Research Foundation Professors for 2015

Published: April 14 2015

The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2015-2018.

Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes

Published: March 31 2015

Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois.

UF study finds vitamin D can affect pain and movement in obese individuals with osteoarthritis

Published: March 30 2015

According to a University of Florida study, higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with osteoarthritis.

Rising Consumer Sentiment Fueled by Floridians’ Positive View of the Future

Published: March 27 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose in March by more than 3 points to 96.8, the highest reading in 10 years, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. All five components that make up the index increased.

Jason Zaremski, M.D., CAQSM, assistant professor in the UF department of orthopedics and rehabilitation, examines a patient's elbow during an office visit.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Published: March 26 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

UF/IFAS entomology Professor Nan-Yao Su

Two most destructive termite species forming superswarms in South Florida, UF study finds

Published: March 25 2015

Two of the most destructive termite species in the world -- responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually -- are now swarming simultaneously in South Florida, creating hybrid colonies that grow quickly and have the potential to migrate to other states.

Graduate student Mam Mboge inspects a sample of cancer cells as Robert McKenna, Ph.D., and Susan Frost, Ph.D., look on. McKenna and Frost are professors of biochemistry and molecular biology in the UF College of Medicine. The trio are part of a group of researchers who found that saccharin can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

Published: March 24 2015

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit cancer cell growth.

UF/IFAS study: Forest managers hindered in efforts to use prescribed burns to control costly wildfires

Published: March 17 2015

Forest managers would prefer to use prescribed burns every few years to help prevent costly wildfires and rebuild unhealthy ecosystems, but hurdles like staffing, budget, liability and new development hinder them, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF researchers identify which patients are at risk for continued pain after orthopedic surgery

Published: March 16 2015

When it comes to determining which patients will have long-lasting pain after orthopedic shoulder surgery, cognitive coping style and genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity may actually be bigger factors than the size or intensity of the operation, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Published: March 12 2015

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to “feel the burn” turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows.

Patrick Concannon, director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute

Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

Published: March 9 2015

The genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes have lost their hiding place.

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds

Published: March 3 2015

Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Florida Consumer Sentiment Index-Feb2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians continues upward trend

Published: February 27 2015

Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from last month to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows

Published: February 26 2015

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

Dr. Heather Walden looks on while John Slapcinsky of UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History dissects a snail.

UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

Published: February 25 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.

Tropical turtle discovery in Wyoming provides climate-change clues

Published: February 23 2015

Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run into trouble.