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To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers

Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.

Study shows ‘dinosaurs of the turtle world’ at risk in Southeast rivers

Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Conservation of coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico is vital to the survival of the alligator snapping turtle, including two recently discovered species, University of Florida scientists say.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

Nanotubes made from plants could allow delivery of DNA into cells, improve chemotherapy treatment

Apr 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences took what some would consider garbage and made a remarkable scientific tool, one that could someday help to correct genetic disorders or treat cancer without chemotherapy’s nasty side effects.

Patients rate pain care differently depending on locale, UF researchers find

Apr 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hospital patients’ responses to a question about whether their pain is well-controlled may depend in part on where they live, University of Florida researchers report.

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Lakeland newspaper wins FOI award from Brechner Center

Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Ledger newspaper in Lakeland has been named the winner of the 28th Annual Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Award for its investigative series. The award-winning series highlights the difficulties reporters and citizens face when they try to exercise their fundamental constitutional right to access government information.

Florida Museum of Natural History recognizes volunteers of the year

Apr 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hard work has paid off for Barbara Ornstein and Robert Tarnuzzer, who were recently recognized by the Florida Museum of Natural History as winners of the 2014 James Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award.

UF Law offers first free massive open online course

Apr 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Levin College of Law is joining the MOOC revolution on a global scale. The law school’s first Massive Open Online Course will begin May 1, with The Global Student’s Introduction to U.S. Law.

UF urged to appreciate student employees this week

Apr 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida Office for Student Financial Affairs urges offices on campus to show their appreciation to student employees this week.

UF starts presidential search

Apr 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida officially began the search for its next president Thursday with the creation of a committee to seek and evaluate candidates.

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Orlando Sentinel: Julie Levy

Mar 21st, 2014

Julie Levy, veterinary research professor and director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, was quoted in a March 8 Orlando Sentinel story about a decision at Orange County’s animal shelter […]

National Public Radio: Daniel Smith

Mar 21st, 2014

Political science professor Dan Smith was interviewed in a March 11 National Public Radio story discussing how money was being spent in a special congressional election.

FloridaTimes-Union: Meshon Rawls

Mar 21st, 2014

Law professor Meshon Rawls was quoted in a March 9 Florida Times-Union story about the challenges faced by ex-felons in finding jobs.

Globe and Mail: Jay Ritter

Mar 21st, 2014

Finance professor Jay Ritter was quoted in a March 9 article in The Globe and Mail (Toronto) discussing the rise in IPO market shares.

New York Times: Richard C. Hollinger

Mar 21st, 2014

Criminology professor Richard C. Hollinger was quoted in a March 8 article in The New York Times discussing how loss-prevention investigators can manipulate interviews of employees.

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Run Liu, a master’s student in business administration, takes a break from serving cotton candy while volunteering at the Hough Orange & Blue Festival on Saturday afternoon.

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