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Governments must plan for migration in response to climate change, researchers say

Published: Oct 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Governments around the world must be prepared for mass migrations caused by rising global temperatures or face the possibility of calamitous results, say University of Florida scientists on a research team reporting in the Oct. 28 edition of Science.

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

Published: Oct 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate whether a common medication can help women with HIV reduce their alcohol consumption and improve their overall health.

UF report: Florida’s consumer confidence falls in October

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a modest gain in September, consumer confidence among Floridians fell a point in October to 63, four points above the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

Published: Oct 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, doctors and pharmacists have warned people to steer clear of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking certain medicines.

UF grape researcher wins $2.2 million grant to create consumer-friendly muscadines

Published: Oct 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida grape researcher Dennis Gray has been awarded a five-year, $2.2 million specialty crop grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue his work toward creating disease-resistant, seedless muscadine grape varieties.

Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

UF students earn higher historic status for Florida state park

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to its connection to a famous Confederate secretary of state – and a lot of work by University of Florida historic preservation students – the Gamble Plantation State Historic Park in Ellenton has been elevated to a higher historic status.

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory.

UF receives $2 million to assess students’ grasp of statistics under new national math standards

Published: Oct 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supported by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida math education researcher Tim Jacobbe is leading a multi-center effort to create high-quality testing instruments in statistics, which will help teachers keep middle and high school students on track for meeting rigorous, new national math standards.

Discovery by UF-led team refutes previous theory about galaxies

Discovery by UF-led team refutes previous theory about galaxies

Published: Oct 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s largest optical telescope has allowed University of Florida astronomers to see new details about deep space galaxies, finding new clues to explain the evolution of galaxies like our own.