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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.