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UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Published: Mar 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer.

UF: Consumer confidence in Fla. falls in March, mimics last year’s trend

Published: Mar 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points in March to 74, repeating a trend seen last year, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

Citrus greening bacterium may ‘ring the dinner bell’ to attract insect

Citrus greening bacterium may ‘ring the dinner bell’ to attract insect

Published: Mar 22nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers say.

UF researchers look for ways to make an emerging technology safe for environment

Published: Mar 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The percentage of electronic waste occupying our landfills has grown at an alarming rate over the last decade, giving rise to concerns about the toxicity of components used in consumer electronics.

UF research begins to unlock ‘formulas’ for taste, aroma appeal of tangerines

Published: Mar 19th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are working to speed up their ability to create new tangerine varieties by pinpointing the compounds that make them taste and smell the way they do.

New guidelines, free online tool advance global conservation with economics

Published: Mar 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Think of it as a Rosetta Stone for tree huggers and policy wonks.

New UF-created virtual lawn tool lets users test water-saving systems

Published: Mar 6th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida homeowners can now test different water-saving lawn irrigation systems by using a free web application recently released by the University of Florida.

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Published: Mar 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 32 million Americans harbor potentially toxic proteins that can attack body tissues and lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, according to a new University of Florida study. This is the first accurate estimate of the frequency of the proteins, called autoantibodies, the researchers say. The findings appear online and in an upcoming print edition of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.