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Scientists use cell phone records to predict spread of malaria

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers at work on a malaria elimination study in Africa have become the first to predict the spread of the disease using cell phone records.

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to support North America as the center of origin for all living marsupials.

UF researchers find lone culprit behind greening

UF researchers find lone culprit behind greening

Published: Dec 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have shown that the disease that threatens to devastate the world’s citrus crop is almost certainly the result of a lone species of bacteria, and not that of a combination of bacterial or viral pathogens as some have feared.

Lightning-produced radiation a potential health concern for air travelers

Published: Dec 7th, 2009

Scientists say incidents are likely rare and more research is needed Video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New information about lightning-emitted X-rays, gamma rays and high-energy electrons during thunderstorms is prompting scientists […]

UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

UF researchers take part in DNA sequencing for entire Pacific island

Published: Dec 2nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are collecting marine invertebrates on the French Polynesian island of Moorea as part of a massive effort to inventory the DNA sequence of every living species there.

New forensic technique gives clues about sharks from bite damage

Published: Dec 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hit-and-run attacks by sharks can be solved with a new technique that identifies the culprits by the unique chomp they put on their victims, according to a University of Florida researcher and shark expert.

Grant to help zoo visitors learn more about science with their cell phones

Published: Nov 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zoo visitors may soon use their cell phones to “Call the Wild” as part of a project led by University of Florida researchers to help the public […]

Scientists unlock clues for tailoring corn plant for food, energy needs

Published: Nov 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have long known that the offspring of two inbred strains tend to be superior to both their parents. Now, a team of researchers including a University of Florida geneticist has discovered clues to why that might be the case for one of the most important crops in the world: corn.

Toward better solar cells: Chemists gain control of light-harvesting paths

Published: Oct 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida chemists have pioneered a method to tease out promising molecular structures for capturing energy, a step that could speed the development of more efficient, cheaper solar cells.

UF study: Exercise improves body image for fit and unfit alike

Published: Oct 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Attention weekend warriors: the simple act of exercise and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better, a new University of Florida study finds.