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UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

Published: Aug 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer.

Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs

Published: Aug 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may help resolve the public debate over America’s future light source of choice: Edison’s incandescent bulb or the more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp.

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers.

Dip in Florida consumer confidence points toward recession

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians decreased to a near-record low in August, according to a new University of Florida survey. This month’s mark of 62 is only three […]

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Published: Aug 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners.

UF research funding at $619 million with IFAS up 25 percent

Published: Aug 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $619 million in 2011, thanks in part to a banner year for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, which brought in nearly $127 million, a 25 percent increase over 2010.

Study of HIV increase in Pakistan could benefit other research

Published: Aug 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rates of HIV have increased in Pakistan’s general population, as the virus has spread beyond at-risk groups to women and their children, according to an international team of researchers, including a University of Florida scientist.

In the Chest Pain E.R., a new testing routine means fewer missed heart disease cases

In the Chest Pain E.R., a new testing routine means fewer missed heart disease cases

Published: Aug 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing things a little differently in the emergency room could mean fewer missed cases of heart disease, according to physicians at the University of Florida.

UF expert: In the quest to cure Type 1 diabetes, scientists must develop better research standards

UF expert: In the quest to cure Type 1 diabetes, scientists must develop better research standards

Published: Aug 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cure for Type 1 diabetes has been the holy grail of researchers worldwide since the first clinical trials seeking to cure the disease began some three decades ago. But despite many advances, the target still seems just out of reach. That point was made frustratingly clear for scientists worldwide this year when several clinical trials that had held great promise based on laboratory studies yielded disappointing results.

Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates

Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates

Published: Aug 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.