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UF research examines how common pesticide mixes may affect bee die-offs

Published: Oct 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since reports of widespread bee die-offs began to surface in October 2006, researchers have investigated possible reasons ranging from hive-infecting mites to cell phone-tower radiation. They have yet to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder — most likely, because there isn’t just one, say University of Florida researchers.

Program puts kids in driver seat with traffic and bike safety education

Published: Oct 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Driver’s Ed” for kids could be another name for a statewide program administered by the University of Florida that is designed to reduce the number and severity of injuries and deaths to children from bicycle and traffic crashes.

UF study recasts political ‘God gap’ theory with details of a religious left

Published: Oct 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christians who value communal forms of worship over doctrine have emerged as a politically liberal alternative to the religious right, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida’s consumer confidence remains flat amid mixed economic news

Published: Oct 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained flat at 72 in October, a level more in line with economists’ expectations than the initial increase that was recorded last month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

Published: Oct 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters – so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.

UF releases first citrus cultivar; Sugar Belle packs a tasty punch

Published: Oct 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sugar Belle — a bold mandarin orange hybrid that ripens in time for the winter holiday market — will be the first University of Florida-created citrus variety intended for commercial production.

Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease

Published: Oct 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cheeseburger and French fries might look tempting, but eating a serving of broccoli or leafy greens first could help people battle metabolic processes that lead to obesity and heart disease, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

UF wins award for excellence in technology commercialization

Published: Oct 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Tech Connect, a part of the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, has received an award from a national organization for its role in the creation of high-tech companies, jobs and private investments in Florida.

New hospital’s therapeutic design supports healing, green practices

New hospital’s therapeutic design supports healing, green practices

Published: Oct 20th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heading to the hospital? These days, the newest member of your medical team just might be the building itself — and it’s likely to play a bigger role in your healing than you might think.

UF receives $12.2 million to establish national network of scientists

UF receives $12.2 million to establish national network of scientists

Published: Oct 20th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a Web site like Facebook, but instead of using it to share videos or post quizzes like “What ’80s song are you?” scientists could scour a national network of researchers, only a few mouse clicks separating them from information needed for a scientific breakthrough.