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Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points this month to 81, tying a post-recession high last reached in May and June of last year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

Published: Mar 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster.

UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

Published: Feb 26th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Irradiated, sterile flies dropped over seaports and agricultural areas to mate with unsuspecting females save food crops and millions of dollars in prevented infestations and the ensuing eradication efforts.

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians as measured by an index rose one point in January to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study helps researchers better estimate citrus crop yields

Published: Jan 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citrus crop-yield estimates may be more accurate, thus ensuring higher productivity and more revenue, if an algorithm proves as successful as it did in a recent University of Florida study.
Wonsuk “Daniel” Lee’s study, published in the January issue of the journal Biosystems Engineering, could eventually help Florida’s $9 billion-a-year citrus industry.

University of Florida and Banyan Biomarkers Inc. to conduct NFL/GE-funded concussion research

Published: Jan 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Banyan Biomarkers Inc. announced today that it has received a $300,000 award from the NFL and General Electric to improve detection of concussions through research led by a University of Florida football team physician.

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.

Food safety is among top concerns for Floridians, UF/IFAS survey finds

Published: Dec 3rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food safety is near the top of most Floridians’ concerns, behind only the economy and health care, a survey released today by the University of Florida shows.