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Scientists cure color blindness in monkeys

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people.

Public schools that receive low grades experience huge drop in donations

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crucial donations from parents and local businesses plummet when public schools receive poor letter grades, and the effect is most pronounced in institutions serving low-income students, according to a new University of Florida study.

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Published: Sep 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Less than two months after they inaugurated the world’s largest telescope, University of Florida astronomers have used one of the world’s most advanced telescopic instruments to gather images of the heavens.

Study of isolated snakes could help shed light on venom composition

Study of isolated snakes could help shed light on venom composition

Published: Sep 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While studying a way to more safely and effectively collect snake venom, University of Florida researchers have noticed the venom delivered by an isolated population of Florida cottonmouth snakes may be changing in response to their diet.

UF researcher receives $900,000 grant for worldwide human lice study

Published: Sep 14th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida mammalogist David Reed has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to study the evolutionary biology of human lice.

UF receives grant to help boost work force in nuclear-related fields

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has been awarded a $450,000 faculty development grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to help meet the growing need for educated and trained […]

Socio-cultural, genetic data work together to reveal health disparities

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to health disparities between different groups, how society sees people in terms of race might play a greater role than genetics, according to a […]

UF, Old Dominion launch project to restore sponges in barren parts of Florida Bay

UF, Old Dominion launch project to restore sponges in barren parts of Florida Bay

Published: Sep 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marine sponges may not look like apartment buildings, but to shrimps, juvenile lobsters and other animals in Florida Bay, the puffy filter-feeders provide one of the few […]

Education played bigger role than race in approving gay marriage ban

Published: Sep 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The level of voters’ education — not the large numbers of blacks who turned out for the first time to cast ballots for Barack Obama — best […]