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UF researchers, Disney team up to protect butterflies, sea turtles

When your life’s work is protecting endangered species, progress is often marked in incremental victories. But the efforts of University of Florida researchers are taking a major leap forward...
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UF research may give new hope to expanding avocado production

Findings from new University of Florida research may lead growers to produce avocados in the Indian River region of Florida, an area where the citrus industry has fallen on hard times. The...
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Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill

UF faculty member to speak at White House diabetes awareness event

University of Florida College of Nursing assistant professor Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., ARNP, will be part of a speaker panel at the White House addressing diabetes as a part of the...
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Sea Compounds Attack Biofilms: Potential cure for persistent infections

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed potent new compounds with aquatic origins that may offer relief for the 17 million Americans affected by biofilm-associated bacterial...
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Back Power: Electrical stimulation relieves pain

While previous research has suggested that older adults may have a diminished capacity for experiencing pain relief, University of Florida researchers have found that with the correct dosage,...
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UF scientists closer to finding key to converting algae to biofuel

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription...
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bird and alligator

Birds and gators help each other in Florida’s wetlands

Birds and alligators may not seem to be the likeliest of friends, but their interactions help both species to survive in Florida wetlands, according to research by scientists with the University...
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David D. Tran, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of neuro-oncology in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurosurgery and a member of the UF Health Cancer Center

Laser treatment may boost effectiveness of brain tumor drugs

The human brain has a remarkable defense system that filters bacteria and chemicals. For brain tumor patients, the barrier works almost too well by blocking most chemotherapy drugs. Now, a team...
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UF to hop into hops varieties for microbreweries

University of Florida researchers hope to help farmers hop into the beer business by cultivating hops. Scientists with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will work with a $158,000...
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