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New standards needed for elderly, disabled to remain in homes

Published: Jun 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Build it and they will stay” would be wise policy with today’s growing number of elderly and disabled people who want to remain in their own homes, a new University of Florida study finds.

Major evolutionary study rewrites bird ‘tree of life’

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The flamingo looks like it should be closely related to the stork or crane, but its closest relative may actually be the diminutive, modest grebe.

Computer engineers: Virtual patients also experience racial bias

Computer engineers: Virtual patients also experience racial bias

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For black people, it doesn’t matter whether their color shows up in pigments or pixels. Doctors may be less likely to heed their complaints either way.

With $50 million, Florida universities to focus on renewable energy

Published: Jun 26th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the cost of gas and electricity rising seemingly by the day, Florida’s universities will work together on research aimed at boosting a largely untapped resource: renewable energy.

Florida consumer confidence index falls to lowest rate in its history

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Higher gas and food prices, continued declines in housing prices and last month’s large increase in unemployment caused Florida’s consumer confidence to plummet six points in June to 57, its all-time low record in the index’s 25-year history, a new University of Florida study finds.

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

Published: Jun 24th, 2008

Video | Audio interview with Justin Sanchez GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with […]

UF offers nation’s first master’s degree in environmental and land use law

UF offers nation’s first master’s degree in environmental and land use law

Published: Jun 12th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a world grappling with critical shortages of water, increasing developmental pressures and the unknown but real threats of climate change, environmental and land use law policies […]

University of Florida professor designs plasma-propelled flying saucer

University of Florida professor designs plasma-propelled flying saucer

Published: Jun 11th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flying saucers may soon be more fact than mere science fiction.

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

Published: Jun 9th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers studying embryonic stem cells have explored the first fork in the developmental road, getting a new look at what happens when fertilized eggs differentiate to build either an embryo or a placenta.

Andes Mountains grew in rapid spurts, not slowly, UF researcher says

Published: Jun 5th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mountain building may occur in faster fits and spurts than previously realized, according to a new study tracking the uplift of a central portion of the massive Andes Mountains in South America.