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Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Dec 30th, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Study: Some plants may not adapt quickly to future climate change

Published: Dec 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than initially thought to plants and global agriculture.

Change in geometry improves aerodynamics, UF researchers say

Published: Dec 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE—Kids and dogs understand the force of air, when they stick their hands and heads out of moving cars only to feel them pushed back. It may be invisible, but air is like a see-through net dragging a vehicle back as it strains to move forward.

New plant genome study may offer clues to improving all major food crops

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have sequenced the genome of the flowering plant Amborella for the first time, potentially revealing why flowers may have proliferated millions of years ago and offering clues for improving all major food crop species.

UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A quick spray on the tongue with an oral spray containing a compound that naturally occurs in the body could be all it takes to curb appetite and spark weight loss. And unlike oral weight-loss sprays currently on the market, this one holds the promise of being backed by medical science.

UF research shows coral reefs can be saved

Published: Dec 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although some scientists suggest that coral reefs are headed for certain doom, a new study by University of Florida and Caribbean researchers indicates even damaged reefs can recover.

UF/IFAS study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought.

UF/IFAS scientist’s work with Brazilian citrus greening genome could aid Florida industry

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has mapped the DNA genome of a new strain of citrus greening that could further threaten Florida’s beleaguered $9 billion citrus industry. Knowing the genetic makeup of the various strains is critical to finding a cure.