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Finding Dory

Finally, it may be possible for regular folks to find their own Dory. Researchers with the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin have for the first time successfully...
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Extortion Extinction: Putting the brakes on ransomware

Ransomware — what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents — is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University...
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Separate Lives: UF doctors separate conjoined twins connected at the heart and liver

Conjoined twin girls who were connected at the heart and other organs have been successfully separated in an extremely rare surgery performed by physicians at University Florida Health Shands...
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Daily supplement of bacteria could prevent cavities

University of Florida Health researchers have identified a new strain of bacteria in the mouth that may keep bad bacteria in check — and could lead to a way to prevent cavities using probiotics....
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Botanist Honored: Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

Pam Soltis, a distinguished professor and curator at UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in May in recognition of her distinguished achievement...
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UF receives record $724 million in research funding in FY 2015-16

Research focused on Alzheimer’s disease, agricultural pests and economic development was among the thousands of projects funded with a record $724 million in research awards to the University of...
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UF/IFAS study: Taller, thinner crop beds save money, water

Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, Ltd., marvels at the narrow lanes of fruit that are thriving...
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Hungry parents may feed their kids more, UF study finds

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity. In a small pilot study of 29 children...
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Rhesus macaques may be preying on bird eggs in Silver Springs, says UF/IFAS study

Rhesus macaques, primates brought from Asia in the 1930s to entice more tourists to an area now known as Silver Springs State Park, likely prey on eggs of the park’s birds, a new University of...
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