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Plastic Debris Crossing the Pacific Can Transport More Species with the Help of Barnacles

The smooth surfaces of much of the plastic waste rapidly increasing in the ocean appear to provide poor habitat for animals -- that is, until barnacles step in.
4-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Links Prenatal Stress to Babies’ Health in War Zones

Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born, according to a new University of Florida study.
2-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Defending Your Computer From Cyber-Attacks, Sun Tzu Style

We want our computers to perform the way we expect. But what if the key to defeating malware is introducing a bit of chaos?
21-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Quick Clean-Up: New Process Turns Decades Into Hours for Mining-Water Purification

Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations – 25 to 50 years on average – leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless.
10-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

An Increase in Alcohol Tax Appears to Have Decreased Gonorrhea Rates in Maryland by 24 Percent

Increasing state alcohol taxes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhea, according to University of Florida Health researchers, who found that gonorrhea rates decreased by 24 percent in Maryland after the state increased...
10-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Coral Reefs Could Be More Vulnerable to Coastal Development Than Predicted


For years, many scientists thought we had a secret weapon to protect coral reefs from nutrients flushed into the seas by human activity. Experiments suggested that herbivores such as fish, urchins and sea turtles could keep corals and their...
8-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

One in 10 Globally Suffer From Foodborne Diseases, WHO Study Finds

One out of every 10 people worldwide suffer from foodborne diseases annually, and children and the poor suffer most, according to the findings of a World Health Organization task force headed by a University of Florida senior researcher.
3-Dec-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Can Grind Mountains Faster Than They Can Be Rebuilt


Researchers for the first time have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over more than a million years and discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear...
30-Nov-2015 4:00 PM EST 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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