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New study documents first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human

New study documents first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers provides details on the first cookiecutter shark attack on a live human, a concern as warm summer waters attract more people to the ocean.

UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants

UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New findings by the University of Florida may help lead to a cure for a deadly disease that primarily afflicts premature newborns.

University of Florida-led teams awarded $6.9 million for climate change projects

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida-led teams have been awarded federal grants totaling $6.9 million for projects to develop heat-resistant corn and develop extension programs to help farmers cope with climate variability and climate change.

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Published: Jun 29th, 2011

NESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications.

UF researchers awarded $5.5 million in federal grants to help teachers reduce disruptive classroom behavior

Published: Jun 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida education researchers have received two federal grants totaling $5.5 million to conduct studies aimed at reducing significant behavior problems in children that can disrupt the classroom learning environment.

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Published: Jun 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Consumer confidence falls again amid likely worries about Social Security, Medicare

Published: Jun 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians declined for the fourth time in five months — falling to 66 in June — as the U.S. economy continues to sputter, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Published: Jun 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study.

Efforts to spear invasive lionfish not likely to curb population, UF researchers say

Efforts to spear invasive lionfish not likely to curb population, UF researchers say

Published: Jun 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lionfish are causing problems for native fish populations in Florida’s coastal waters, such as grouper and snapper, prompting efforts to try and curb populations of the invasive species.

UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost

Published: Jun 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable.