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Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory.

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Published: Oct 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report.

UF’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator companies show $753 million impact for 2004-2010

Published: Sep 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator program, which fosters the growth of startup bioscience companies with ties to UF, has released a study showing that over the last seven years its companies and graduates had a total economic impact on Alachua County of $753 million.

UF research funding at $619 million with IFAS up 25 percent

Published: Aug 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $619 million in 2011, thanks in part to a banner year for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, which brought in nearly $127 million, a 25 percent increase over 2010.

UF study finds artificial reefs are economic boon; enjoy widespread public support

Published: Aug 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly released University of Florida study of artificial reef use in six southwest Florida counties shows the structures lure a lot more than fish.

UF: Florida population soars in century’s first decade, but rate is slowing

Published: Jun 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida was again one of the country’s leaders in population growth in the last decade, but the growth rates over the past few years have been among the lowest in the state’s history, according to a new study by the University of Florida.

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says

Published: Jun 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supplies of a nutritious and popular fruit could increase in Florida in the next few years, thanks to the research of a University of Florida professor emeritus.

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Published: May 9th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF: Florida biotech industry outpaces nation

Published: May 5th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the biotechnology industry has weakened across the U.S., Florida has seen a 21 percent jump in the number of biotech companies since 2008 and a surge in investment, according to the University of Florida.