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A prehistoric Popeye effect? For the dinosaur, food meant bulk

Published: Jul 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida biologist thinks he knows how dinosaurs got so big. And it turns out, Popeye and Pachycephalosaurus may have a thing or two in common.

UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Published: Jul 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbug infestations are notoriously hard to eliminate, but University of Florida researchers have developed a low-cost, low-tech method to kill the bloodsucking insects in furniture and bedding, using heat.

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

Published: Jul 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent weeks of heavy rain have left conditions statewide ripe for a Fourth of July rife with mosquitoes. For some North Florida areas, however, the pests are more than a holiday annoyance — they bring the threat of the eastern equine encephalitis virus, known as EEEV.

Scientists: Salamanders, regenerative wonders, heal like mammals, people

Published: Jul 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain.