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Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth

Published: Oct 11th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.

UF biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities

UF biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities

Published: Sep 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds.

New UF study shows river turtle species still suffers from past harvesting

New UF study shows river turtle species still suffers from past harvesting

Published: Sep 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers studying river turtles in Missouri found populations of the northern map turtle have not recovered from harvesting in the 1970s.

Experiment in University of Florida laboratory corrects prediction in quantum theory

Published: Sep 19th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international team of scientists is rewriting a page from the quantum physics rulebook using a University of Florida laboratory once dubbed the coldest spot in the universe.

UF researchers name new cusk-eels useful for understanding environment

UF researchers name new cusk-eels useful for understanding environment

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study by University of Florida and University of Kansas researchers describing eight new cusk-eel species provides data for better understanding how disasters like the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill impact biodiversity and the environment.

UF Guantanamo Bay Lepidoptera study sets baseline for future research

UF Guantanamo Bay Lepidoptera study sets baseline for future research

Published: Sep 6th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists publishing the first study on butterflies and moths of Guantanamo Bay Naval Station have discovered vast biodiversity in an area previously unknown to researchers.

UF scientists find state record 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades

UF scientists find state record 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades

Published: Aug 13th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record.

UF researcher part of papaya study that sheds light on development of sex chromosomes

UF researcher part of papaya study that sheds light on development of sex chromosomes

Published: Aug 13th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For humans, gender is one of the defining characteristics of life, but for papayas, it’s more like a work in progress.

UF researchers discover earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya

UF researchers discover earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya

Published: Aug 9th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows the turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.

UF researchers develop “nanorobot” that can be programmed to target different diseases

UF researchers develop “nanorobot” that can be programmed to target different diseases

Published: Jul 16th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have moved a step closer to treating diseases on a cellular level by creating a tiny particle that can be programmed to shut down the genetic production line that cranks out disease-related proteins.