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Science fair winner publishes new study on butterfly foraging behavior

Science fair winner publishes new study on butterfly foraging behavior

Published: Apr 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov has spent his life’s work studying moths and butterflies. But it was his teenage daughter, Alexandra, who led research on how color impacts butterflies’ feeding patterns.

Ford Foundation gives $400,000 grant to UF Center for Latin American Studies

Published: Apr 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies has received a $400,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to develop an interdisciplinary program on immigration, religion, and social change.

UF/IFAS specialist gives tips for keeping your home in ready-to-sell condition

Published: Apr 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you own a home, it’s easy to stop seeing its flaws — the gate latch that never works, the faded shingles on the roof.

UF: Consumer confidence in Florida falls in April, marking three-month trend

Published: Apr 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points in April to 73 from the previous month’s revised figure of 75, marking a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joining a gym to log in hours on the elliptical or hiring a nutritionist for guidance are good ideas to shed pounds but typically too pricey for people with low incomes, as are many programs geared toward boosting wellness.

UF-led research team selected for $125 million joint U.S.-India energy project

UF-led research team selected for $125 million joint U.S.-India energy project

Published: Apr 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led research team has been selected to participate in a five-year, $125 million energy project involving the United States and India, U.S. Department of Energy officials have announced.

UF-led team uses new observatory to characterize low-mass planets orbiting nearby star

Published: Apr 12th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida astronomers have found compelling evidence for two low-mass planets orbiting the nearby star Fomalhaut, just 25 light years from Earth.

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

Published: Apr 9th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens.

Researchers use game to change how scientists study disease outbreaks

Published: Apr 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may seem like a macabre game of tag, but it’s actually an innovative tool for teaching the fundamentals of epidemiology — the science of how infectious diseases move through a population.

$63 million NIH grant helps UF, national consortium explore cell regeneration therapies for heart disease

$63 million NIH grant helps UF, national consortium explore cell regeneration therapies for heart disease

Published: Apr 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers and colleagues at six other institutions have received a $63 million, seven-year grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop heart disease therapies that use a patient’s own bone marrow and heart cells to generate new healthy heart cells and restore function.