UF, Scripps Florida complete integration to create science research powerhouse

Two of the nation’s most respected research institutions have closed their transaction that adds a Florida powerhouse meant to accelerate the pace of biomedical discoveries that benefit patients.

How Florida’s professors are using UF’s supercomputer to address society’s pressing issues and more

The University of Florida Information Technology Research Computing hosted its Spring 2022 HiPerGator Symposium.

New COVID test can quickly detect variants

Researchers have invented a test that can determine within 10-15 minutes whether patients test positive for COVID and, if so, which of the five known variants of concern they have.

Scientists and farmers see ways to make AI useful to agriculture

In a groundbreaking, first-of-its kind event, university scientists, engineers, producers, government agencies and industry officials from throughout the South met at Auburn University to brainstorm ways to use artificial intelligence to help farmers.

Leveraging AI to increase the value of museum collections

Earlier this year, Nicolas Gauthier joined the Florida Museum of Natural History as its first curator of artificial intelligence, part of a broad initiative by the University of Florida to spur innovation in AI and data science. 

UF professor awarded federal funding for school safety data dashboard development

The newly funded initiative will work to build on existing school safety dashboards to enhance the user experience, incorporate more frequent updates of data, glean actionable insights from analysis of the data and support school personnel on the use of the dashboard.

Older workers fare better in countries that invest more in healthcare resources

A recent study found that when there are limited resources provided to individuals, age-related physical health decline is sharp and pronounced. 

How researchers are improving the flavor of tomatoes

In a newly published study, scientists showed that several compounds can be bred into modern tomatoes to improve their flavor. 

Heavy social media use may be linked to increase in tic severity

Researchers found a significant correlation between an increase in tic severity and reduced quality of life with increased social media use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Academy of Engineering selects Professor Michele Manuel for highest professional honor

UF professor Michele Manuel, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been recognized for her research, implementation and teaching involving dissolving medical implants for surgery as well as self-healing metals and lightweight, high-performance alloys.

Research team to study climate change effects in West Africa

The team aims to understand and explain the variations in responses to the effects of climate change in the region.

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.