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UF report: Florida’s consumer confidence falls in October

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a modest gain in September, consumer confidence among Floridians fell a point in October to 63, four points above the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

UF researchers say they can create grapefruit hybrid that won’t interfere with medicine

Published: Oct 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, doctors and pharmacists have warned people to steer clear of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking certain medicines.

UF grape researcher wins $2.2 million grant to create consumer-friendly muscadines

Published: Oct 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida grape researcher Dennis Gray has been awarded a five-year, $2.2 million specialty crop grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to continue his work toward creating disease-resistant, seedless muscadine grape varieties.

Florida and Spain launch joint agreement for small-satellite research

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has helped to forge a deal between the Kingdom of Spain and the state of Florida initiating the groundwork for collaborative research that could boost the state’s aerospace industry.

UF students earn higher historic status for Florida state park

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to its connection to a famous Confederate secretary of state – and a lot of work by University of Florida historic preservation students – the Gamble Plantation State Historic Park in Ellenton has been elevated to a higher historic status.

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory.

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Published: Oct 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report.

Bacteria can aid toxic environmental cleanups, may boost ag production, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study.