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UF grape research aims to push wine, grape industries beyond climate and pest obstacles

Published: Nov 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research that could transform grape production around the world is under way in the heart of Florida.

UF program to change risky behaviors could save taxpayer dollars

Published: Nov 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tech-savvy young people will receive a prescription for healthier living before they actually see the doctor, says a University of Florida professor whose team is developing a laptop program for use in the waiting room.

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun’s power to kill weeds

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun’s power to kill weeds

Published: Nov 12th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunshine helps flowers grow, and it can help rid soil of harmful organisms that hurt Florida’s $9 million cut flower industry, a University of Florida expert says.

Program puts kids in driver seat with traffic and bike safety education

Published: Oct 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Driver’s Ed” for kids could be another name for a statewide program administered by the University of Florida that is designed to reduce the number and severity of injuries and deaths to children from bicycle and traffic crashes.

UF opens Citylab-Orlando, joins the UCF Center for Emerging Media

Published: Oct 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will celebrate its partnership with the University of Central Florida during a ceremony 10 a.m. Monday at the UCF Center for Emerging Media […]

UF releases first citrus cultivar; Sugar Belle packs a tasty punch

Published: Oct 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sugar Belle — a bold mandarin orange hybrid that ripens in time for the winter holiday market — will be the first University of Florida-created citrus variety intended for commercial production.

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

Published: Oct 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Tech Connect, a part of the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, has received an award from a national organization for its role in the creation of high-tech companies, jobs and private investments in Florida.

Improved hearing aid technology also benefits economy

Published: Oct 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New technology that dramatically improves the effectiveness of hearing aids stands to help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, says a University of Florida professor whose research helped to develop the product.

Goodbye ‘R’ rule? Oyster pathogen test may help make shellfish safer

Goodbye ‘R’ rule? Oyster pathogen test may help make shellfish safer

Published: Oct 14th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The oyster lover’s axiom of edibility — that this shellfish is safest to eat in any month with an “r” in it — may soon become somewhat of a culinary anachronism, thanks to a new food-safety test developed with help from the University of Florida.

NSF awards $1.4 million to UF, other institutions to study disease threatening lobsters

NSF awards $1.4 million to UF, other institutions to study disease threatening lobsters

Published: Oct 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Caribbean spiny lobster is one of Florida’s top commercial seafood species, with an annual $27 million harvest — but a recently discovered virus is killing the crustaceans and threatening the industry.