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New Data Reveals High Florida Obesity Rates

Florida’s obesity rate may be higher than originally thought. A widely used national health survey puts the overall obesity rate in the state at 27.8 percent, but a new study based on an analysis...
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Invasive Evolution

The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the...
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Portraits of UF faculty members, Doug Soltis and Art Hebard

Two UF faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two University of Florida faculty members have been named to the National Academy of Sciences, bringing the total number of current and retired National Academies members at UF to 29. Art Hebard,...
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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and...
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Rhoel Dinglasan, a faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine's department of infectious diseases and pathology associated with UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute

Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases

With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika...
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UF/IFAS study: Failure to cool dry dairy cows could cost $810 million annually

If American farmers do not cool their non-lactating dairy cows, they stand to lose a collective $810 million a year, a significant blow to their financial well-being, a new University of Florida...
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NIH grants aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity

When we exercise, a cascade of benefits occurs, but researchers don’t know exactly what happens in the body to cause those benefits. Now, two teams at the University of Florida have received a...
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UF ranks 6th for PhD production nationally, 5th for PhDs awarded to Hispanic and Latino students

The University of Florida ranks No. 6 among all U.S. universities for the production of doctoral degrees and No. 5 for doctorates awarded to Hispanic and Latino students, according to a new...
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UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, more

Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests,...
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