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“Superbug” infections more than doubled in hospitals, study finds

Published: Nov 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hospitalizations related to a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant “superbug” more than doubled between 1999 and 2005, soaring from 127,000 to nearly 280,000, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher.

UF announces plans to build new life science, technology incubator

Published: Nov 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has reached an agreement with an internationally recognized developer to create up to 160,000 square feet of life science- and technology-related laboratory and office space on the UF campus, President Bernie Machen announced today.

Club drugs inflict damage similar to traumatic brain injury

Published: Nov 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What do suffering a traumatic brain injury and using club drugs have in common? University of Florida researchers say both may trigger a similar chemical chain reaction in the brain, leading to cell death, memory loss and potentially irreversible brain damage.

Researchers say new steak’s a hit with consumers

Published: Nov 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut of beef once ground into hamburger has become one of the nation’s most popular steaks, thanks to a processing method co-developed by a University of Florida researcher.

Gatorade creator Dr. Robert Cade dies Tuesday at age 80

Gatorade creator Dr. Robert Cade dies Tuesday at age 80

Published: Nov 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. J. Robert Cade, the legendary University of Florida scientist who led the research team that gave the world Gatorade, died Tuesday at Shands at UF medical center. He was 80.

Dip in Florida’s consumer confidence likely to hurt holiday retail sales

Published: Nov 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped two points to 77 in November, portending lackluster sales for the holiday retail season, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into five groups

Published: Nov 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and University of Texas at Austin scientists have shed light on what Charles Darwin called the “abominable mystery” of early plant evolution.

UF’s new owl butterfly species naming rights auctioned for $40,800

Published: Nov 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An online auction for naming rights to a new owl butterfly species discovered at the University of Florida brought a winning bid of $40,800, with proceeds benefiting continued research on Mexican butterflies.

‘Swamp’ goes green with help of carbon neutral plan

Published: Nov 20th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screaming fans, marching bands, hulking linebackers — and offsetting a carbon footprint.

Gene therapy safety trial for childhood blindness under way

Published: Nov 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three decades have passed since gene therapy pioneer William W. Hauswirth and his colleagues at the University of Florida began work on a virus that could safely deliver corrective genes into living animals.