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With new technique, UF astronomers find potassium in giant planet’s atmosphere

With new technique, UF astronomers find potassium in giant planet’s atmosphere

Published: Aug 31st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Any driver who’s seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects.

Consumer confidence remains stagnant without future economic signals

Published: Aug 31st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With no clear signs the nation is either on the road to economic recovery or showing signs of entering another recession, Florida’s consumer confidence remained stagnant, inching up only one point to 67 in August, according to a new University of Florida survey.

New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients’ bedside

New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients’ bedside

Published: Aug 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have helped to develop a device that quickly identifies genes and proteins in body fluids — a technique that could make a vital difference to the trauma patients doctors treat.

UF researchers to document boating patterns; could aid endangered whales

Published: Aug 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the world’s most endangered whale species makes its way south every winter to give birth in waters near northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

Sponsored research funding at UF hits record $678 million

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty increased $104 million last year to a record $678 million, thanks primarily to a 45 percent increase in federal funding. […]

Astronomers find two large planets, plus possible super-Earth-size one

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of three University of Florida astronomers contributed to the Kepler spacecraft’s discovery of two Saturn-sized planets, plus a possible third planet with a radius just one-and-a-half times that of Earth, orbiting a distant star.

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows that house flies aren’t welcome around food.

UF scientists find first link in humans between memory and nerve cell production

UF scientists find first link in humans between memory and nerve cell production

Published: Aug 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published online and in an upcoming print issue of the journal Brain, provide clues about processes involved in age- and health-related memory loss and reveal potential cellular targets for drug therapy.

UF study shows carnivore species shrank during global warming event

UF study shows carnivore species shrank during global warming event

Published: Aug 24th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study indicates extinct carnivorous mammals shrank in size during a global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago.

UF research finds termite enzymes could be boon to cellulosic ethanol

Published: Aug 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite spit may soon help fill our gas tanks. University of Florida researchers have isolated two enzymes termites use to break up lignin, a tough plant material that is major problem during the production of cellulosic ethanol.