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Multimedia: Scaling back kids’ holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Multimedia: Scaling back kids’ holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To say this year’s economy has been less than robust would be an understatement.

Multimedia: UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Multimedia: UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to […]

Multimedia: UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

Multimedia: UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

Published: Dec 2nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are collecting marine invertebrates on the French Polynesian island of Moorea as part of a massive effort to inventory the DNA sequence of […]

Multimedia: Floridians plan to spend little more than last year this gift-giving season

Multimedia: Floridians plan to spend little more than last year this gift-giving season

Published: Nov 24th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s retailers are in for a repeat of last year’s dismal holiday season, with consumers expecting to spend about the same amount of money on gifts, a […]

Multimedia: Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Multimedia: Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

Published: Nov 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients’ bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing ones capable of a full inspection.

Multimedia: Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

Multimedia: Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

Published: Oct 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cheeseburger and French fries might look tempting, but eating a serving of broccoli or leafy greens first could help people battle metabolic processes that lead to […]

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

Multimedia: 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 […]

Multimedia: UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

Multimedia: UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

Published: Sep 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A regular tai chi exercise program can help people better control their diabetes and lower glucose levels, according to a University of Florida study.

Multimedia: Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Multimedia: Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Published: Sep 24th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots than […]

Multimedia: House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

Multimedia: House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s bad enough that the Southeast is bedeviled by a tick that doesn’t mind taking up residence inside homes.