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Decoding the Tree of Life: UF Geneticist Contributes to Groundbreaking Study of Bird Evolution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Nature abhors a vacuum, which may explain the findings of a new study showing that bird evolution exploded 65 million years ago when nearly everything else on earth -- dinosaurs included -- died out.
11-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Immunizing Schoolkids Fights Flu in Others, Too

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.
9-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Climate Change Already Showing Effects at Kennedy Space Center

The effects of climate change are already showing up in places from Miami to Alaska, scientists say, but two University of Florida geologists are focusing their attention on one especially noteworthy and vulnerable piece of waterfront real estate:...
5-Dec-2014 9:20 AM EST

Higher Birth Weight Indicates Better Performance in School

It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern...
4-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Process Converts Human Waste Into Rocket Fuel

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste – yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.
26-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

As Elephants Go, So Go the Trees:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire.
18-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Researcher Finds Inexpensive, Easy Way to Filter Arsenic From Water

A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic.
3-Nov-2014 1:00 PM EST

Technology Pioneered by UF Researcher Provides Improved Access for Disabled Voters

A University of Florida researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.
29-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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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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