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Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Published: Sep 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists studying biology and geography may seem worlds apart, but together they have answered a question that has defied explanation about the spread of the HIV-1 epidemic in Africa.

Sea level stargazing:  Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Sea level stargazing: Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Published: Sep 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This summer, University of Florida astronomers inaugurated the world’s largest optical telescope on a nearly 8,000-foot mountaintop 3,480 miles away. But it was a far more modest […]

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Sophisticated telescope camera debuts with peek at nest of black holes

Published: Sep 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Less than two months after they inaugurated the world’s largest telescope, University of Florida astronomers have used one of the world’s most advanced telescopic instruments to gather images of the heavens.

UF researcher receives $900,000 grant for worldwide human lice study

Published: Sep 14th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida mammalogist David Reed has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to study the evolutionary biology of human lice.

Gravitational Wave Observatory listens for echoes of universe’s birth

Published: Aug 19th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An investigation by a major scientific group headed by a University of Florida professor has advanced understanding of the early evolution of the universe.

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

Published: Jul 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people.

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

A prehistoric Popeye effect? For the dinosaur, food meant bulk

Published: Jul 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida biologist thinks he knows how dinosaurs got so big. And it turns out, Popeye and Pachycephalosaurus may have a thing or two in common.

Scientists: Salamanders, regenerative wonders, heal like mammals, people

Published: Jul 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain.

54-million-year-old skull reveals early evolution of primate brains

54-million-year-old skull reveals early evolution of primate brains

Published: Jun 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida and the University of Winnipeg have developed the first detailed images of a primitive primate brain, unexpectedly revealing that cousins of our earliest ancestors relied on smell more than sight.