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UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like a switch stuck in the on position, the bone marrow can churn out blood cells that bloat internal organs and clog blood vessels, leading to life-threatening disease.

Updated UF scientific report explains relationship between turf grass, water quality

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lawn fertilizer misuse is one of many factors degrading water quality in Florida and summertime fertilizer bans may not be a quick-fix solution, according to an updated report released this week by University of Florida scientists.

UF study: Florida nurses below U.S. average for higher degrees; patient care may suffer

UF study: Florida nurses below U.S. average for higher degrees; patient care may suffer

Published: Feb 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nurses in Florida are falling behind national trends in terms of education — a direction that may affect patient safety and quality of care as well as the ability to educate the next generation of nursing professionals.

Floridians remain confident about economy for second consecutive month

Published: Feb 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 77 out of 100 in February further demonstrating the public’s positive view of the economy, according to a new University of Florida survey.

African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Published: Feb 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Published: Feb 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant to help landowners and foresters throughout the region adapt to and mitigate global climate change in coming decades.

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted shorelines

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a new study finds.

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening — now, University of Florida researchers say they were right.

Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Conference Facility announced for UF’s Citra operation

Published: Feb 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida officials announced today that construction of a much-needed conference center will begin soon at its Plant Science Research and Education Unit, known as PSREU, […]