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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.

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 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.

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky

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.

UF: Florida’s consumer sentiment bounces back in November

Published: Nov 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians recovered from last month’s drop, rising to 76 in November from the revised reading of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Unexplained increase in tick-borne diseases in Florida puzzles experts

Published: Nov 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is exceptional for countless reasons – sunshine, beaches, theme parks — but a new distinction is cause for growing concern among health experts and tourism officials alike: a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of cases of tick-borne diseases.

Sanford teen awaiting heart transplant after receiving temporary total artificial heart

Published: Nov 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 16-year-old girl in severe multi-organ system and heart failure is the first in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the only approved mechanical […]

Shutdown spurs big drop in Floridians’ confidence in economy

Published: Oct 29th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October to 71, down seven points from September and its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

UF researchers identify citrus cultivars that show promise in battle against greening

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have some encouraging results in the battle against citrus greening. They have identified citrus cultivars, in this case 16 citrus rootstocks, most of […]