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UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Published: Dec 4th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a better chance at survival.

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have co-authored a study describing a new Lepidoptera species found in Jamaica’s last remaining wilderness.

University of Florida moves up in national rankings for research spending

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new report from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Florida jumped from 14th to 12th in a national ranking of research and development spending at the top 30 public universities in 2011.

UF researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows ecologists may have been missing crucial information from animal bones for more than 150 years.

The placebo effect goes beyond humans, UF researchers find

Published: Nov 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rats and humans have at least one thing in common: They both react the same way to a placebo, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF: Florida’s consumer confidence shows post-election decline

Published: Nov 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence declined in November to 76, down four points from the revised October reading of 80, according to a new University of Florida study. However, while consumer confidence is historically low, it is still relatively high post-recession, said Chris McCarty, director of UF’s Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

Bed alarms not proven to prevent patient falls in hospitals, UF researchers say

Published: Nov 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Equipping hospital beds with alarms does not decrease patient falls and related injuries, according to University of Florida researchers and colleagues. The findings, published today (Nov. 20) in the Annals of Internal Medicine, cast doubt on the merits of the widely touted alarms as a patient safety tool.

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Published: Nov 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures called high tunnels could shield plants from cold and promote earlier fruit ripening.

Rare human parasite found in U.S. horse for the first time, University of Florida researchers report

Published: Nov 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A rare, potentially fatal species of parasite never before found in North America has been identified in a Florida horse.

Study: Up to three times as many known marine species still undescribed

Published: Nov 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have collaborated with more than 100 taxonomists and biologists to summarize the magnitude of all marine life, both known and unknown.