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Deforestation Remedies Can Have Unintended Consequences

When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
2-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Researchers Have Found Evidence that an Influenza A Virus Can Jump from Horses to Camels

University of Florida researchers have found evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels – and humans could be next.
24-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Great White Shark Population in Good Health Along California Coast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Great White Shark is not endangered in the Eastern North Pacific, and, in fact, is doing well enough that its numbers likely are growing, according to an international research team led by a University of Florida researcher.
16-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Perennial Corn Crops? It Could Happen with New Plant-Breeding Tool Developed at UF/IFAS

Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.
10-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Retracing Citrus’ Earliest Roots to Find Clues for Healthier Future

That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.
9-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researchers Find Chemicals That Treat Citrus Greening in the Lab

A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long process to bring a...
4-Jun-2014 9:35 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Finding Could Help Farmers Stop Potato, Tomato Disease

A University of Florida scientist has pinpointed Mexico as the origin of the pathogen that caused the 1840s Irish Potato Famine, a finding that may help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues to evolve and torment potato and...
3-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

UPDATE: Video Q and A with Researchers | Study Proves Physical Activity Helps Maintain Mobility in Older Adults

It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind, proves that physical activity can help older adults maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.
28-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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