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UF Creates Trees with Enhanced Resistance to Greening


After a decade of battling the highly destructive citrus greening bacterium, researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to...
23-Nov-2015 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Before the Pilgrims, Floridians Celebrated the ‘Real’ First Thanksgiving


It’s that time of year when children make cardboard turkeys and draw the Mayflower, while we prepare to fill our tables with stuffing and pumpkin pie the way most of us imagine the Pilgrims did at the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
18-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Method May Help Detect Avocado Pathogen Earlier

University of Florida researchers have found an algorithm to help them detect laurel wilt, the deadly pathogen that threatens Florida’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry.
16-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond the Temples, Ancient Bones Reveal the Lives of the Mayan Working Class

Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples. To understand what life was like for the 99 percent, one researcher turned to ancient animal bones stored at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
29-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Women May Fare Better Than Men in Assertive Team Leadership

Considerable research suggests that when women act assertively and self-promote in the workplace, they are commonly penalized by others.
28-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas, Researchers Find

A type of bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, a group of University of Florida researchers has found.
22-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researcher Finds Key Clues About “Betel Nut” Addiction That Plagues Millions Worldwide

For hundreds of millions of people around the world, chewing betel nut produces a cheap, quick high but also raises the risk of addiction and oral cancer. Now, new findings by a University of Florida Health researcher reveal how the nut’s...
22-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ancient Fossils Reveal Humans Were Greater Threat Than Climate Change to Caribbean Wildlife


Nearly 100 fossil species pulled from a flooded cave in the Bahamas reveal a true story of persistence against all odds — at least until the time humans stepped foot on the islands.
19-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF Neuroscientists Available for Comment After Mentors Receive Lasker Award

Two University of Florida Health neuroscientists will be available for comment on the recipients of The Lasker Foundation’s Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Mahlon DeLong, a neurologist at the Emory University School of Medicine,...
8-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF Experts Available for the 2014 Hurricane Season

16-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert in Florida Politics Recalls Gov. Askew’s Legacy

13-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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