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Invasive Species

Published: Sep 15th, 2011

A variety of non-native snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and others are invading the Sunshine State, according to research from the University of Florida. Researchers have documented nearly 140 introduced species of amphibians and reptiles between 1863 and 2010.

Parental Drinking

Published: Sep 6th, 2011

Many parents say they know the importance of setting a good example for their children. Now a new University of Florida study warns parents that drink alcohol can lead their children to engage in a very risky behavior behind the wheel of a car.

Better Lights

Published: Aug 31st, 2011

University of Florida researchers are flipping the switch on a bright idea that might outshine both incandescent bulbs and fluorescent light bulbs.

Flu Resistance

Published: Aug 25th, 2011

With flu season approaching, experts are worried about an old strain. Researchers at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute don’t expect the old strain of H1N1 to return as a threat. But, they’re concerned about what the current strain of H1N1 might learn from the old one.

Real Estate Report

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

The political bottleneck in Washington over the debt ceiling has left the US credit rating going south and Florida’s real estate market not knowing what direction to go. The University of Florida’s latest quarterly report on real estate shows the impact of mixed signals from Washington.

Pain Relief Warning

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

Many people rely on over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen and naproxen for pain relief. But now a new University of Florida study warns these pain relievers and others that are similar can prove harmful for older adults with heart disease who overuse them.

Red Wine Benefits

Published: Jun 21st, 2011

Contrary to popular opinion and wishful thinking, you may not find the fountain of youth in a bottle of red wine, but a key compound in the wine could make old age a little easier to tolerate. A University of Florida review of human clinical research on resveratrol shows there haven’t been enough human studies to prove the compound’s really beneficial.

Singing Mice

Published: Jun 15th, 2011

There’s proof that rock stars really do get the most attention from the ladies. A new University of Florida study shows it’s a common phenomenon in a tropical breed of singing mice.

Baby Teeth

Published: Jun 14th, 2011

Even though a baby’s teeth will eventually fall out, experts say caring for a child’s teeth at an early age can prevent harmful dental infections and even keep their teeth healthier into adulthood. Now University of Florida researchers are trying to determine if these early interventions are worth it.

Peanut Allergen

Published: Jun 8th, 2011

Allergies keep three million Americans from eating classic American foods, peanuts or peanut butter. Now University of Florida researchers are using the proteins inside the nuts themselves to help create hypoallergenic peanuts.