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UF researchers: Alcohol, energy drinks add up to higher intoxication levels, increased driving risk

UF researchers: Alcohol, energy drinks add up to higher intoxication levels, increased driving risk

Published: Feb 10th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Energy drinks, favored among young people for the beverages’ caffeine jolt, also play a lead role in several popular alcoholic drinks, such as Red Bull and vodka. But combining alcohol and energy drinks may create a dangerous mix, according to University of Florida research.

UF researchers find genes that ‘tune’ flower fragrances

UF researchers find genes that ‘tune’ flower fragrances

Published: Feb 9th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shakespeare famously wrote, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” With all due respect to the Bard, University of Florida researchers may have to disagree: no matter what you call a flower, its scent can be changed.

UF study: Invasive snail may damage diet of rare Everglades bird

UF study: Invasive snail may damage diet of rare Everglades bird

Published: Feb 4th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive animals often wreak havoc with their feeding habits; however, University of Florida researchers say a huge South American snail is causing problems when it’s the prey rather than the predator.

With $800,000 grant, UF tackles dire shortage of teachers — and professors — in special education

Published: Feb 3rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The demand for more special-education teachers has plagued American school systems for more than two decades, but University of Florida education researchers cite another disturbing trend that […]

UF researchers: Ancient crocodile relative likely food source for Titanoboa

UF researchers: Ancient crocodile relative likely food source for Titanoboa

Published: Feb 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 60-million-year-old relative of crocodiles described this week by University of Florida researchers in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology was likely a food source for Titanoboa, the largest snake the world has ever known.

Breastfeeding offers variety of benefits for people in hard times

Published: Feb 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long known for its health benefits, breastfeeding also deserves praise for being environmentally friendly while offering important economic advantages for families and the nation in hard times, says a University of Florida researcher.