Category: Work & Life

UF/IFAS eminent scholar elected to National Academy of Sciences

Click here for high resolution file. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crop genetics expert Harry Klee, an eminent scholar and professor in the University of Florida horticultural sciences department, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences… Read More

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests… Read More

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Image of synthesized lignin nanotubes GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known as lignin nanotubes,… Read More

This Leap Year, consider the resources Floridians use in one day

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With an extra day on the calendar this year— leap day — there’s time to stop and think about how much resource consumption occurs in one… Read More

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insect

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling their dead… Read More

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study. Researchers with UF’s… Read More

UF, Buckeye dedicate ethanol production facility in Perry

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many building dedications feature a ribbon-cutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was an appropriate way to mark… Read More