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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.