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UF/IFAS researchers will use AI to assess livestock mobility

UF scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production. To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence to analyze high-definition video of the animals as they move.

Here’s why miniature frogs can’t stick the landing

In an evolutionary first, researchers from UF and other institutions have found that a group of frogs have become so small they’re no longer able to maintain balance during quick maneuvers, like jumping.

Physical activity, diet improve after bariatric surgery but do not meet recommended levels

A new study by UF researchers suggests patients may need continued support to help them maintain weight loss and other health benefits of bariatric surgery.

What Florida researchers learned about how new fathers respond to "Dadvertising"

Stay-at-home dads are more common than ever before. Because of fathers’ changing roles in the household, advertisers are shifting how they market their products to this target audience. Does it work?

Three UF faculty elected to Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

Chimay Anumba, Ph.D, Dr. Desmond Schatz, M.D., Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., were three of 15 new members elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.

National Science Foundation director visits UF

The director of the NSF, one of the country’s largest and most impactful federal research agencies, visited UF last week to discuss opportunities for university researchers as well as the agency’s priorities and vision.

How wisdom, resilience and mastery work together to boost well-being in old age

Understanding how wisdom, resiliency and mastery work together to improve a person’s subjective well-being later in life is important given common challenges of aging.

NSF director: Let’s seize this moment to achieve prosperity for all

The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation, visited the University of Florida on Friday, May 27, to learn more about UF’s research initiatives and share his vision for accelerating scientific advancements to benefit all.

Sea turtle conservation gets boost from new DNA detection method

A study led by University of Florida researchers is the first to sequence environmental DNA, or eDNA, from sea turtles — genetic material shed as they travel over beaches and in water. The research project is also the first to successfully collect animal eDNA from beach sand.

A first: Scientists grow plants in soil from the moon

In a new paper published in the journal Communications Biology, University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil.

Here’s why you got attached to your favorite fictional character

Have you ever developed an emotional attachment to a fictional character in a book or movie? This study reveals how that happens and why.

Does medical marijuana work? Florida consortium seeks answers

A consortium of nine universities in Florida, led by faculty at the University of Florida, is in the early stages of investigating the effectiveness of marijuana as a medical treatment.