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Coca-Cola and Cutrale announce $3 million in donations to boost citrus research

Published: Dec 8th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Coca-Cola and Cutrale Citrus Juices announced today at a meeting of the Florida Citrus Mutual in Lake Alfred that they have each pledged $1.5 million to the University of Florida for research programs.

Brechner Center files brief in Freedom of Information Act case before U.S. Supreme Court

Published: Dec 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida and other open government groups have filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to keep more information available to the public. The court is considering whether corporations can invoke the “personal privacy” exemption to the federal Freedom of Information Act.

UF expert: Biodiversity loss correlates with increases in infectious disease

Published: Dec 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Habitat destruction and species extinction may lead to an increase in diseases that infect humans and other species, according to a paper in the journal Nature co-authored by a University of Florida ecologist.

National Science Foundation awards UF $1.5 million for nanotechnology center

Published: Dec 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a University of Florida chemist to create a center for investigating manufacturing techniques for nanoscale electronics.

UF study: White ibis mating habits altered by mercury consumption

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When University of Florida researchers began studying the effects of mercury consumption on white ibises, they had a hunch the contaminant might affect the birds’ ability to produce chicks.

Florida’s consumer confidence retains most of last month’s gains

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dipped only slightly in November to 72 after a large jump in October, portending good news for holiday retailers as higher levels of optimism remained in effect, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental foliage plants from cold, UF experts say

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen.

Family in constant flux, despite traditional ideals, UF author says

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ozzie and Harriett could say “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver,” but a University of Florida author of a new book finds that stay-at-home moms and traditional marriage have seldom been the prevailing standards throughout history.

UF-developed device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

UF-developed device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Published: Nov 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researcher: Certain consumer preferences may be inborn

Published: Nov 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Genes that might lead to the purchase of designer jeans? Or DNA that helps to create chocoholics? People’s consumer preferences are often influenced by their genetic inheritance, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher.