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Article ID: 691539

Drought-Induced Changes in Forest Composition Amplify Effects of Climate Change on Carbon Storage

University of Florida

The face of American forests is changing, thanks to climate change-induced shifts in rainfall and temperature that are causing shifts in the abundance of numerous tree species, according to a new paper by University of Florida researchers.

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21-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 688991

UF Reports 2017 as Average Year for Worldwide Shark Attacks, Deaths

University of Florida

With 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide, 2017 was “just an average year,” according to the University of Florida International Shark Attack File.

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5-Feb-2018 2:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 688901

Study Suggests Climate Models May Underestimate Future Polar Warming

University of Florida

A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth’s potential future climate, was greater than previously thought.

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2-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686614

Certain Books Can Increase Infant Learning During Shared Reading, Study Shows

University of Florida

Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.

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11-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684761

Measuring the Implicit Biases We May Not Even Be Aware Of

University of Florida

Two UF Psychology Professors Examine the Prejudices and Stereotypes That Contribute to Social Inequality and Discuss the Tests Social Scientists Apply to Measure the Implicit Bias People Tend to Harbor

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10-Nov-2017 12:55 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 681583

Unique Gene Therapy Prevents, Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in Animal Model

University of Florida

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

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21-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 679537

World’s Smallest Neutrino Detector Finds Big Physics Fingerprint

University of Florida

After more than a year of operation at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the world’s smallest neutrino detector has found a big fingerprint of the elusive, electrically neutral particles that interact only weakly with matter.

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14-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676520

Drill Holes in Fossil Shells Point to Bigger Predators Picking on Small Prey

University of Florida

The drill holes left in fossil shells by hunters such as snails and slugs show marine predators have grown steadily bigger and more powerful over time but stuck to picking off small prey, rather than using their added heft to pursue larger quarry, new research shows.

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15-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 674490

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

University of Florida

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.

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10-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 674495

New 3D Printing Method Promises Vastly Superior Medical Implants for Millions

University of Florida

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.

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10-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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