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$1.2 million gift helps bring UF Pharmacy campus to new Orlando-based Research and Academic Center

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A retired Orlando community pharmacist who donated $1.2 million to establish a University of Florida College of Pharmacy campus in Orlando will realize his dream Oct. 5 with the groundbreaking of the new UF Research and Academic Center in Lake Nona.

UF researchers find renewable energy leftovers could fertilize, cut carbon emissions

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For hundreds of years, farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Basin have hunted through dense jungles for what is called “terra preta” — mysterious plots of super-fertile black soil amid otherwise nutrient-stripped earth.

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Published: Sep 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A chemical compound made from a type of bacteria discovered in the Florida Keys by a University of Florida pharmacy researcher has shown effectiveness in fighting colon cancer in preclinical experiments.

UF study: Wildlife officials may need to restrict hunting to boost quail numbers

Published: Sep 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More hunting restrictions may be needed if wildlife managers are to bring back declining populations of the northern bobwhite quail, a new University of Florida study shows.

Consumer confidence inches up as worst of BP oil spill crisis ends

Published: Sep 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The sealing of the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico put a stop to the hemorrhaging of Florida’s consumer confidence, which rose two points to 68 in September, its highest level since May according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF surgeons, particle engineers receive federal grants to research breast cancer treatments

Published: Sep 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida surgeon Dr. Stephen Grobmyer and his collaborators in the department of surgery and College of Engineering have been awarded three U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Concept Awards and a research foundation grant totaling nearly $600,000 to develop new ways to deliver treatment to breast cancer patients.

Study: Florida panther population in better shape than before; still a long way to go

Published: Sep 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1995, conservation managers made a desperate bid to save the Florida panther from extinction and released eight female pumas imported from Texas in hopes they’d breed with native males.

New UF study examines patient treatment decisions for colorectal cancer

New UF study examines patient treatment decisions for colorectal cancer

Published: Sep 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study will take an in-depth look at the factors involved in treatment decisions made by people with colorectal cancer. The study is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Bankhead-Coley Florida Cancer Research Program, administered through the Florida Department of Health.

The Joy of Sets: For ants and trees, multiple partners are a boon

Published: Sep 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the complex world of ant-plant partnerships, serial monogamy can help trees maximize their evolutionary fitness, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

Published: Sep 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered that tomato variety and maturity influence the ways salmonella bacteria respond to the fruit.