Published: Dec 28th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence this month remained unchanged from November’s mark of 71, but there was significant movement among the five components that comprised the index, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: Dec 26th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international team of scientists led by the University of Florida and Virginia Tech is the first to publish the DNA sequence for the strawberry — a development expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.
Published: Dec 22nd, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A recent discovery by a University of Florida geologist may lend support to the theory that one of the defining moments of evolution may not have occurred as currently thought.
Published: Dec 21st, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hepatologists at the University of Florida have begun a new clinical trial in search of a better way to treat patients who have advanced, inoperable primary liver cancer but have trouble tolerating standard doses of the only drug available to help them.
Published: Dec 16th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restricting calories extends life and slows a range of age-related disorders in mice, rats and other organisms. But even after eight decades of research on the subject, scientists are still unclear just how caloric restriction exerts its age-battling influence.
Published: Dec 15th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two new reports question the accuracy of federal food-borne illness reports and recommend systemic changes to the country’s food safety system, according to University of Florida experts who were involved in the studies.
Published: Dec 14th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing movement to provide high-quality, early learning experiences for Florida’s youngest children received a major boost today when the University of Florida announced the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.
Published: Dec 13th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flowering plants have evolved at explosive rates throughout history, yet scientists since Charles Darwin have been faced with the great biological mystery of how they originated.
Published: Dec 13th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Connoisseurs of cut roses often believe that the most fragrant blossoms are also the quickest to wilt, but a new University of Florida study disproves that notion and indicates breeders can develop varieties that smell great and last long.
Published: Dec 10th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global climate change may contribute to an increase in toxins that poison Caribbean fish and the people who eat the seafood, according to experts meeting this week in the Virgin Islands.