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Julie Levy, left, is conducting research on contraceptive vaccines for cats. Until that work succeeds, she performs spay and neuter surgery each month at Operation Catnip.

Catnip & Contraception

Feline population control is a matter of science and scalpels The first feline to show up in Vera Williamson’s yard was a tiny gray and white kitten. It was so small, she figured a chicken hawk flying overhead dropped it. She didn’t think twice...
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Brent Sumerlin says UF chemists like George Butler and Ken Wagener established a foundation for the study of polymer chemistry, a science that plays a huge role in biomedicine and energy.

Polymer People

UF builds on a strong foundation in polymer chemistry   In retrospect, chemist Brent Sumerlin says, landing at the University of Florida in the Butler Lab seems like destiny. The lab is named for UF Professor George Butler, one of the...
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The CRISPR Revolution

A new technology is changing the face – and pace – of cell science A year or so ago, University of Florida toxicologist Chris Vulpe started getting calls, first from one colleague, then another, and another. They had an idea and wanted to use...
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Star Trek: Antarctica

The icy continent is a perfect place to imitate space   As Rob Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul navigated their way from the plane to their quarters at the Alfred Wegener Institute’s Neumayer Station research base in Antarctica last January, they...
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Invasive Evolution

The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an...
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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...
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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health...
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Kelly Jordan

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Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering  Nuclear engineer Kelly Jordan is the director of UF’s training reactor, one of the oldest university...
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