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Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the effects may show up much sooner — in fact, almost immediately.

UF/IFAS scientists to conduct experiment on plants in space

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida scientists will go to Kennedy Space Center March 16 for the launch of the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, to send up and then monitor an experiment designed to help them understand biological functions in space.

For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too many

Published: Mar 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You may have only had one glass of wine with dinner, but if you’re 55 or older, that single serving may hit you hard enough to make you a dangerous driver.

UF researchers find drug therapy that could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors

Published: Mar 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can’t remember a name we just learned or a meal we just ordered. But University of Florida researchers say memory trouble doesn’t have to be inevitable, and they’ve found a drug therapy that could potentially reverse this type of memory decline.

UF to begin new St. Augustine work after gift of more than 97,000 artifacts

Published: Mar 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida begins its 20th season of archaeological fieldwork since 1976 this week in St. Augustine at the site of America’s first colony, founded by explorer Pedro Menendez in 1565.

Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

Published: Mar 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster.

UF poll reveals support for state Medicaid expansion, changes to Affordable Care Act

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida on upcoming state legislative issues by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research found that 67 percent of respondents support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Twenty-eight percent oppose expansion.

UF/IFAS researchers demonstrate improved appeal of sterile flies that save crops

Published: Feb 26th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Irradiated, sterile flies dropped over seaports and agricultural areas to mate with unsuspecting females save food crops and millions of dollars in prevented infestations and the ensuing eradication efforts.

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study: Computer model can help coastal managers with nourishment decisions

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars.