GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Though E. coli bacteria are notorious for making people sick, a University of Florida study shows that a gene found in the microbes can keep plants healthy by improving their resistance to heat stress – a discovery that may help researchers develop food crops that withstand harsh climates and global warming.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Inner-city black men are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as whites and are four times more likely to be in advanced stages of the disease at diagnosis, according to a new study led by University of Florida researchers.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While some agricultural producers are facing tough times, Florida alligator farmers are cashing in on reptile chic – the growing worldwide demand for alligator skins on everything from belts and boots to $10,000 designer handbags.
LAKELAND, Fla. — Citrus canker and greening will reduce the volume of fruit produced in Florida over the next 15 years, and the state may never return to the level of fruit harvested in 2003 before hurricanes spread canker around the state, according to a new University of Florida report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is the black community less likely to extend similar support to noncelebrity blacks who face prosecution for crimes?
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grocers, florists and even pharmacists may soon have a better way to monitor the quality of the products they get from suppliers: a sensor that will tell how long before a product spoils or passes its expiration date.