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UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

UF/IFAS researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab

Published: Jun 4th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a treatment to market.

UF/IFAS finding could help farmers stop potato, tomato disease

UF/IFAS finding could help farmers stop potato, tomato disease

Published: Jun 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and tomato growers around the world.

UF/IFAS study: Some consumers confuse ‘local’ with ‘organic’ food

Published: May 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more people buying local and organic food, consumers should know the difference between the two so they recognize what they’re buying, but nearly one in five still confuse the terms, a University of Florida researcher says.

Study proves physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.

Floridians’ economic confidence drops in May, survey finds

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell in May by two points to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey. “While the decline was significant, the overall […]

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

UF study names ancient crocodilian featured in Titanoboa documentary

Published: May 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study describes a 16-foot, 900-pound ancient species of crocodilian that swam in the same rivers as Titanoboa 60 million years ago in the world’s oldest-known rain forest.

New chemical language of neural systems is revealed

Published: May 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Comb jellies – a seemingly simple form of marine life — took a radically different path to neural complexity than the rest of the animal kingdom, a finding that could have implications for synthetic and regenerative medicine, new University of Florida research shows.

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

A better bedbug trap: Made from household items for about $1

Published: May 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The contraption seems so simple, yet so clever, like something The Professor might have concocted on “Gilligan’s Island.”

Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

UF scientists discover over 100 species in drive to document biodiversity

Published: May 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 5-million-year-old saber-toothed cat, the world’s oldest grape and a bizarre hermit crab were among more than 100 new species discovered by University of Florida scientists last year.