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Brazil can still capitalize on good vibes from World Cup

Published: Jul 1st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Brazil can still make the positive glow from hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup last for years if it starts right away building programs that will unite citizens long after the event is over, a University of Florida study has found.

New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate

Published: Jun 26th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The famous slogan is “A diamond is forever,” but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system’s attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later.

UF part of research team that finds equine influenza virus in camels

Published: Jun 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.

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.

Offer kids whole grains; they’ll eat them, UF/IFAS study shows

Published: Jun 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many parents presume their children will shun whole grains because they think they don’t like them, a University of Florida researcher says, but a new UF study may start to debunk that idea.

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Journalism and communications hires STEM translational communication expert

Published: Jun 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An expert on health and interpersonal communication will join the University of Florida to direct the development of the STEM Translational Communication Program at the College of Journalism and Communications, Dean Diane McFarlin announced today.

UF veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters

UF veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters

Published: Jun 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected animals.

UF/IFAS study shows promise for antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin

UF/IFAS study shows promise for antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin

Published: Jun 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Soaking muscadine grape seeds or skins in a solution of enzymes can boost antioxidants extracted from the fruit, creating possible new uses for grape leftovers, which are loaded with nutrients, a University of Florida study shows.

Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Published: Jun 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, a University of Florida study has shown.

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Great White Shark population in good health along California coast, UF study finds

Published: Jun 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.