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Feast-and-Famine Diet Could Extend Life, Study Shows

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.
27-Feb-2015 8:05 AM EST

Climate-Change Clues From the Turtles of Tropical Wyoming

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Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming by University of Florida scientists reveal that when the earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today’s turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, they might run...
24-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

‘Aging in Place’ May Be the Wrong Answer for Boomers and Their Parents

Baby boomers trying to pick the best living arrangements for themselves or their parents as they age should be wary of a phrase they coined in their younger years: If it feels good, do it.
19-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Moths Shed Light on How to Fool Enemy Sonar

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It’s hard to hide from a bat: The camouflage and mimicry techniques that animals use to avoid becoming a meal aren’t much use against a predator using echolocation. But a new study shows that moths can outsmart sonar with a...
18-Feb-2015 4:15 PM EST

Humans Altering Adriatic Ecosystems More Than Nature

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The ecosystems of the Adriatic Sea have weathered natural climate shifts for 125,000 years, but humans could be rapidly altering this historically stable biodiversity hot spot, a University of Florida study says
16-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

Research Suggests Anti-Inflammatory Protein May Trigger Plaque in Alzheimer’s Disease

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding reported in a new paper, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease.
22-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Policy Analysis Website Will Help Researchers Uncover Links Between Economic Policies and Health

About 22 percent of children in the United States live below the federal poverty line and 45 percent come from low-income families, increasing their risk for myriad health problems.
22-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

New Study Reveals Oldest Primate Lived in Trees

Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.
20-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

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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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