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UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

Published: Jul 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people.

Rude work behavior hurts job performance of observers as well as victims

Published: Jul 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A destructive form of secondhand rudeness has been discovered by a University of Florida study, which concludes that employees who are not the intended targets of abusive workplace remarks still suffer from their effects.

Florida’s consumer confidence dips as bleak employment picture persists

Published: Jul 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The state’s double-digit unemployment rate is likely to blame for a two-point drop in Florida’s consumer confidence in July to 67, despite good news about housing prices and the stock market, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF team finds ‘alligator tree’ bacteria might improve cellulosic ethanol production

Published: Jul 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky “gumballs,” but what many call the sweetgum tree also goes by another name, thanks to its distinctive, […]

Engineering researchers: Supercomputer fastest of its type in world

Published: Jul 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A supercomputer named Novo-G described by its lead designer as likely the most powerful computer of its kind in the world became operational this week at the University of Florida.

UF researchers receive $643,000 federal grant to study wood-quality gene for fuel production

UF researchers receive $643,000 federal grant to study wood-quality gene for fuel production

Published: Jul 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly discovered gene may be the key to producing fuel ethanol more efficiently from trees, and the University of Florida researchers who identified it have received […]

Cold weather may reduce Cuban tree frogs’ impact as they move north, UF researchers say

Cold weather may reduce Cuban tree frogs’ impact as they move north, UF researchers say

Published: Jul 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive Cuban tree frogs are spreading through Florida, but a new University of Florida study suggests their impact could weaken as they move farther north, because colder weather seems to reduce their average size.

UF gets nearly $26 million to speed scientific discoveries to patient care

Published: Jul 14th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will receive nearly $26 million over five years to speed the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. In winning the […]

Two UF engineering professors win prestigious $1 million awards

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida engineering researchers are among 100 recipients of the nation’s most prestigious awards for outstanding young scientists and engineers. David Arnold, assistant professor of […]

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.