Research Category Subscribe to RSS Feed

Highway through Amazon worsens effects of climate change, provides mixed economic gains

Published: May 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Paving a highway across South America is providing lessons on the impact of road construction elsewhere.

UF: Consumer confidence in Florida jumps three points in May

Published: May 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points to 77 in May, reversing a three-month decline, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The latest figure is nine points higher than it was a year ago.

Liver disease and recovery research at UF garners $1.3 million grant

Liver disease and recovery research at UF garners $1.3 million grant

Published: May 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received nearly $1.3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to uncover ways to lessen liver damage by studying the body’s natural process for breaking down and removing injured cells.

UF researchers uncover nature’s secret recipe for a great-tasting tomato

UF researchers uncover nature’s secret recipe for a great-tasting tomato

Published: May 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida.

University of Florida physicists set new record for graphene solar cell efficiency

Published: May 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doping may be a no-no for athletes, but researchers in the University of Florida’s physics department say it was key in getting unprecedented power conversion efficiency from a new graphene solar cell created in their lab.

UF team to help assemble first tree of life for Earth’s 2 million species

Published: May 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to help build the first evolutionary tree of life for all species on Earth.

UF physician, colleagues identify successful blood cancer therapy

UF physician, colleagues identify successful blood cancer therapy

Published: May 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new treatment regimen can help some patients who have blood cancer to live disease-free longer, University of Florida researchers and colleagues have found.

New research dashes notions of benign brain plaque

Published: May 21st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The time may have come to scrub the idea that brain plaque — deposits of protein that clog passages between brain cells — might not be all that bad.

UF researchers name new extinct giant turtle found near world’s largest snake

UF researchers name new extinct giant turtle found near world’s largest snake

Published: May 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have described a new extinct giant turtle species from the same Colombian mine where they discovered Titanoboa – and one of the only animals the world’s largest snake could not have eaten.

UF political science professor receives $1.25 million grant from Department of Defense

Published: May 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a University of Florida professor $1.25 million to study factors affecting political stability in the African Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert.