Long-term pet ownership may help older adults retain cognitive skills

A team of researchers has found that adults ages 50 or older who had owned any kind of pet for more than five years showed slower decline in verbal memory over time compared to non-pet owners.

Using shark teeth to teach AI

A program will teach Florida middle school teachers and students how to use machine learning and teach computers to identify the teeth of the extinct giant shark megalodon.

UF engineering research team receives high distinction for delivering first of a kind Department of Defense Solution

A team of UF researchers was presented the Air Force Research Laboratory Corporate Award in the category of External Support by the organization's Munitions Directorate for their exemplary technological expertise, customer service, and quick development and deployment of a secure research and collaboration infrastructure and capability.

UF selected to help develop national AI curriculum with focus on ethics

The University of Florida joins a select group of institutions nationwide in a new National Humanities Center initiative to design college-level curriculum that explores how to develop and deploy ethical artificial intelligence technologies.

Ancestry matters . . . even at the cellular level

This year, the theme of Black History Month is Black health and wellness, which makes it an ideal time to learn more about the work of Dr. Josephine Allen and Dr. Erika Moore, both materials science engineers at the University of Florida. In this episode of From Florida, they explain why genetic diversity is important to medical research.

UF scientists study translucent sea creatures to understand early brains

A new $1.5 million grant will allow researchers to better understand the brains and nervous systems of animals and humans by studying gelatinous ocean comb jellies, sea creatures that can lead us to insights about how brains began.

UF/IFAS researchers creating an Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur

UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants to create a model that tells researchers which chemical compounds — that is to say, volatiles, sugars, acids and other chemical compounds — produce the best fruit flavors.

Grant helps UF researchers expand income opportunities for small-scale farmers in Africa

Work is underway after the University of Florida received a recent grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research on livestock systems in Africa. The $1.3 million grant expands the Innovation Lab’s research engagement to Nigeria in addition to its 8 previous target countries.

University of Florida and IBM team up to solve society’s biggest challenges

UF announced this week a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to launch a comprehensive skills program designed to extend UF’s vision to be an international leader in artificial intelligence, data science, fintech, and other related technologies that can help solve society’s biggest challenges.

UF research spending at record $960 million in 2021

University of Florida faculty conducted a record $960 million in research during fiscal year 2021, according to data submitted to the National Science Foundation last week.

American Association for the Advancement of Science honors UF faculty as Lifetime Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected seven faculty from the University of Florida to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.