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Report identifies Top 10 Pathogen-Food Combinations that cause illness

Published: Apr 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute have identified the Top 10 riskiest combinations of foods and disease-causing microorganisms, providing an important tool for food safety officials charged with protecting consumers from these costly and potentially life-threatening bugs.

New pixel technology could pave way for next generation of consumer electronics

Published: Apr 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The technology that makes your smart phone’s display screen fast, bright and lightweight could be coming to your television or laptop, thanks to a new type of light emitting transistor created by University of Florida researchers.

UF researcher’s work takes Florida a step closer to disease-resistant grapes

UF researcher’s work takes Florida a step closer to disease-resistant grapes

Published: Apr 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dennis Gray may not be able to control Florida’s humidity, but he wants to help popular grape varieties shrug off fungal diseases that thrive in muggy weather, and open up new markets for the state’s growers and winemakers.

Floridians’ consumer confidence falls for third straight month

Published: Apr 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped for a third consecutive month — falling to 68 in April — as the economy struggles because of domestic budget woes, soaring gas prices and international unrest, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Plans announced for two new buildings at Innovation Square

Published: Apr 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Planning is under way for the two newest buildings at Innovation Square, the 24/7 live/work/play research environment being developed along Southwest Second Avenue between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

Former Attorney General Reno helps UF open Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “My sister Janet Reno has Parkinson’s. My younger brother has Parkinson’s. I have essential tremor. Sometimes we would all shake in unison.”

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but a University of Florida study in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health reports that a cure is in the works.

UF researchers help pinpoint key events in ancient plant evolution

UF researchers help pinpoint key events in ancient plant evolution

Published: Apr 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Florida and six other institutions have unlocked some of the key foundations for the evolution of seed and flowering plants.

New UF brochure explains owners’ options for unwanted exotic pets

Published: Apr 7th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pet owners sometimes release unwanted exotic animals into the wild, considering it an act of kindness.

UF researchers find social hookah smoking packs a carbon monoxide punch

UF researchers find social hookah smoking packs a carbon monoxide punch

Published: Apr 7th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows that patrons leaving hookah cafés had carbon monoxide levels more than three times higher than patrons exiting traditional bars.