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UF completes more work to improve visitor experience in St. Augustine

Published: Jul 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The nation’s oldest city has a big birthday coming up, and the University of Florida is helping to prepare St. Augustine for the party.

UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: Jul 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE — In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

UF: Florida consumer confidence jumps to post-recession high

Published: Jun 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues for healthier future

Retracing citrus’ earliest roots to find clues for healthier future

Published: Jun 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.

Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida’s nesting reptiles, UF/IFAS researchers find

Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida’s nesting reptiles, UF/IFAS researchers find

Published: Jun 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

Published: Jun 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a treatment to market.

UF/IFAS finding could help farmers stop potato, tomato disease

UF/IFAS finding could help farmers stop potato, tomato disease

Published: Jun 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the world.

UF/IFAS study: Some consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’ food

Published: May 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more people buying local and organic food, consumers should know the difference between the two so they recognize what they’re buying, but nearly one in five still confuse the terms, a University of Florida researcher says.

Floridians’ economic confidence drops in May, survey finds

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell in May by two points to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey. “While the decline was significant, the overall […]