University of Florida

Many factors will contribute to the University of Florida achieving its goal of being recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities, but none will be more important than success at growing our research enterprise.
Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

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Vision Quest

Imagine trying to recreate the eruption of Mount St. Helens or the collapse of the World Trade Center. “Sometimes, experiments are not an option,” says UF mechanical and aerospace engineering Professor Bala Balachandar. And even if he could...
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Out of the Darkness

by Cindy Spence Larry Page would like to get back to his fishes, the catfish and loaches he studies as a University of Florida ichthyologist, but first he and his colleagues have some work to do on plant, animal and fossil specimens — millions...
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Trail Blazers

Every process that happens in our bodies leaves a trail of small molecules called metabolites. A cancer cell starts dividing uncontrollably, it leaves a trail. An athlete injects steroids to improve performance, it leaves a trail. A stroke cuts...
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NEWS BRIEFS

Peanut Butter Can Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a...
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Loblolly Pine Gene Sequenced

To look at the humble loblolly pine – grown in neat rows on large...
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Gene Therapy Offers Hope For MS

In patients with multiple sclerosis, the body turns on itself,...
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Jellyfish Have Unique Neuro System

Comb jellies – a seemingly simple form of marine life — took a...
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RESEARCHER HIGHLIGHT

David Reed

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Curator of Mammals David Reed grew up in a family of musicians. Thanks to an influential science teacher in high school, he enrolled in a marine...
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