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Experts on human-centered computing are coming to UF

Published: May 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to become a national leader in making computers more secure and more personalized to individual needs, the University of Florida has recruited a team of computer scientists with specialties in what’s known as human-centered computing.

Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: Apr 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Nanotubes made from plants could allow delivery of DNA into cells, improve chemotherapy treatment

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects.

UF researchers find a lobster’s sense of smell may hold the key to better electronic sensors

Published: Mar 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Could lobsters help protect soldiers someday? A team of University of Florida researchers says they might.

‘Star Trek’ for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet

‘Star Trek’ for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet

Published: Jan 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next time you take Fluffy in for surgery, the veterinarian may be able to monitor her post-op progress from a smartphone.

With playoffs underway, UF researchers offer a safer football helmet

With playoffs underway, UF researchers offer a safer football helmet

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bone-crushing tackles may make football fans avert their eyes in horror, but Ghatu Subhash studies collisions, impacts and crashes, both on the field and off.

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.

Pig kidneys for transplantation could help thousands of patients with kidney failure

Published: Dec 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kidney failure patients in the not-too-distant future may have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: Grow your own.

NASA enlists UF faculty to develop small satellite technology

Published: Aug 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mechanical and aerospace engineering and astronomy faculty members at the University of Florida have been selected to work with NASA’s Langley Research Center on navigation and guiding systems for small satellites.

Throbbing pain isn’t a matter of the heart, UF researchers find

Published: Aug 6th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Throbbing pain may pound like a heartbeat, but University of Florida scientists have discovered the sensation is all in your head, or more precisely, in your brain waves.