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UF scientists name new ancient camels from Panama Canal excavation

Published: Feb 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The discovery of two new extinct camel species by University of Florida scientists sheds new light on the history of the tropics, a region containing more than half the world’s biodiversity and some of its most important ecosystems.

UF: Florida consumers remain mildly optimistic

Published: Feb 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped one point in February to 76 from January, according to a University of Florida survey. The modest decline followed two months of rising levels of confidence in the economy.

UF/IFAS scientists’ findings shed light on body’s iron-absorption process

Published: Feb 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Iron is a key mineral for human health. Too much of it in your body — or too little — can lead to major health problems.

Earliest horses show past global warming affected body size of mammals

Published: Feb 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As scientists continue developing climate change projection models, paleontologists studying an extreme short-term global warming event have discovered direct evidence about how mammals respond to rising temperatures.

Color is key in controlling flies, UF researchers find

Published: Feb 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house fly is hardly as innocuous as its name might suggest.

Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures, UF researchers say

Published: Feb 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered.

Study: State University System degree can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

Published: Feb 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings.

Commonly used vitamin could help produce ‘good’ cholesterol, UF researchers find

Commonly used vitamin could help produce ‘good’ cholesterol, UF researchers find

Published: Feb 8th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can keep heart disease, heart attack and stroke away. And a commonly used vitamin could help by increasing production of “good” cholesterol in the body, researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville have found. The findings were published recently in the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental.

UF report: 2011 shark attacks remain steady, deaths highest since 1993

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks in the U.S. declined in 2011, but worldwide fatalities reached a two-decade high, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

UF named Regional University Transportation Center, awarded funds

Published: Feb 6th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will receive $3.5 million in federal funds for transportation research as a newly chosen Regional University Transportation Center.