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Water may not run uphill, but it practically flies off new surface

Published: Feb 24th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Engineering researchers have crafted a flat surface that refuses to get wet. Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice.

DNA sequencing unlocks relationships among flowering plants

Published: Feb 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The origins of flowering plants from peas to oak trees are now in clearer focus thanks to the efforts of University of Florida researchers.

Distinct type of virus found in cancer tissue of HIV-positive patients with lymphoma

Published: Feb 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers studying samples from HIV-positive patients who died with a type of cancer called non-Hodgkins lymphoma have discovered the existence of two different HIV-1 populations — one that infects normal tissues and another that infects cancerous tissues.

Florida’s high unemployment rate continues to hurt consumer confidence

Published: Feb 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell in February by two points to 72, reflecting concerns about unemployment that is growing worse statewide even as it improves for the nation at large, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Coital conservatism ended before birth control pill arrived, says researcher

Published: Feb 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pill did not give birth to the sexual revolution despite the widespread belief in its libidinously liberating effects that persists to this day, says a University of Florida professor.

Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say

Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say

Published: Feb 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After testing dozens of samples from marine mammals, University of Florida aquatic animal health experts say they have found the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people.

Men suffer body image problems of their own with drive for muscularity

Published: Feb 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Slimming down for swimsuit season is an obsession for many women, and now bulking up for the beach can lead to body image problems with men today wanting to be bigger than ever, a new University of Florida study suggests.

New snake identification guide can help Florida residents enjoy the outdoors

Published: Feb 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As spring arrives, Floridians become more active outdoors — and so do snakes.

Dark matter or background noise? Results intriguing but not conclusive

Published: Feb 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicists may have glimpsed a particle that is a leading candidate for mysterious dark matter but say conclusive evidence remains elusive.

New nanoparticle could improve cancer detection, drug delivery

Published: Feb 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a “micelle” and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them. It also has properties that allow it to easily get inside cells for intracellular studies and drug delivery.