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Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Published: Jun 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors advise new mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a baby’s life, but a simple yet often untreated problem can sabotage their […]

UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

Published: Jun 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners tired of watering, fertilizing and mowing grass have a new low-maintenance lawn option — peanuts.

Economic effects of oil spill cut Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Jun 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The impact of the gulf oil spill combined with the lingering overall economic malaise has Floridians feeling much worse off than they did a year ago, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Lightning researchers receive $9.8 million defense agency grant

Published: Jun 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just in time for Florida’s summer lightning season, a $9.8 million grant will greatly expand research operations at the University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology International Center for Lightning Research and Testing.

Physicists explain why superconductors fail to produce super currents

Published: Jun 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When high-temperature superconductors were first announced in the late 1980s, it was thought that they would lead to ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other paradigm-shifting technologies.

UF astronomers pioneer new planet-observing technique

Published: Jun 24th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the world’s largest optical telescope, a team of University of Florida astronomers has pioneered a new method of observing planets outside our solar system. The method suggests that large Earth-based telescopes could play a leading role in rapidly accelerating research on “extrasolar” planets.

Companies gain when employees substitute volunteering for regular work

Published: Jun 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Employees who leave the office to volunteer in the community may actually boost the company’s bottom line by performing better on the job, a new University of Florida study finds.

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Published: Jun 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Floridians brace for more crude oil on the state’s coasts, University of Florida researchers are racing to complete several newly funded projects that will help assess the magnitude of damage done by the spill.

Fed-up fish consumers say they’d spend more to be assured of grouper authenticity

Fed-up fish consumers say they’d spend more to be assured of grouper authenticity

Published: Jun 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Not much in life beats a fresh grouper sandwich enjoyed with a cold beer and an ocean view.

UF/IFAS study takes good look at largely unknown native pollinators

UF/IFAS study takes good look at largely unknown native pollinators

Published: Jun 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ask a regular Joe on the street what he knows about bees, and he’ll no doubt believe you to be talking about the kind brought to the […]