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UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report.

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.

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows.

UF/IFAS researchers help to sequence genome for loblolly pine – major source of lumber, paper

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To look at the humble loblolly pine – grown in neat rows on large farms throughout the southeastern U.S. and milled for things like building lumber and paper – you would never think that its genetic code is seven times larger than a human’s.

New study finds Burmese pythons have homing sense, find way back even if moved

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you pick them up and drop them in a new location, most snakes will move rapidly but erratically, often traversing the same terrain before giving up […]

Sea snakes need fresh water for drinking, UF researcher finds

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although they spend their lives surrounded by water, sea snakes dehydrate for months at a time, waiting to quench their thirst with fresh water from rainfall, a University of Florida biologist has found.

Water management district, UF/IFAS, UF Water Institute team up to examine springs

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is joining forces with two entities as part of a $3 million, three-year contract to provide scientific data to help protect and restore the state’s springs system. UF/IFAS’ partners in the effort are the St. Johns River Water Management District, which is funding the project, and UF’s Water Institute.

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.

UF/IFAS part of $4.9 million national child obesity study

Published: Mar 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida students will create obesity prevention programs for their peers and later, for high school students, as part of a $4.9 million federal research and extension grant awarded last week.

Vitamin supplements may prevent drug-induced hearing loss, UF researchers say

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The drug gentamicin can provide effective treatment for people with bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics, but this medication can cause a serious side effect, too: hearing loss.