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Relationship Advice From a Gender-Bending Fish That Mates for Life

A 3-inch monogamous hermaphrodite proves the saying “there’s plenty more fish in the sea” isn’t always the case.
9-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children Who Spend an Extra Week in the Womb Have Higher School Test Scores, Risk Disability

Researchers have found that spending a week longer in the womb may give babies a tiny leg up on cognitive ability. The trade-off, however, seems to be a slight increase in the chance of having a physical disability.
7-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Man-Eating Monster Crocodile May Be Florida’s Newest Invasive Species

Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look -- man-eaters that can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a small car have been found in the Sunshine State.
20-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Proves Removing Beach Debris Increases Sea Turtle Nests

Conventional wisdom says removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest; now, as sea-turtle nesting season gets underway, a new University of Florida study proves it.
17-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deadly Fungus Threatens African Frogs

Misty mountains, glistening forests and blue-green lakes make Cameroon, the wettest part of Africa, a tropical wonderland for amphibians.
6-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Pain Causes Older Adults to Develop More Inflammation Over a Longer Period of Time

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary University of Florida Health study has suggested for the first time...
5-May-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Zika Present in Americas Longer Than Previously Thought

The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease specialists at the University of Florida.
26-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Paleontologists Find First Fossil Monkey in North America – but How Did It Get Here?

Seven tiny teeth tell the story of an ancient monkey that made a 100-mile ocean crossing between North and South America into modern-day Panama – the first fossil evidence for the existence of monkeys in North America.
21-Apr-2016 9:05 AM 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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