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UF study: Aged garlic extract may help obese adults combat inflammation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows. Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries…. Read More

UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as they work on a three-year,… Read More

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate… Read More

UF expert gives tips to cut your energy costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We take for granted lights, comfortable temperatures and long, hot showers until we get the monthly energy bill. Jan. 10, which is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, serves as a reminder of how we… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that… Read More

UF gets $8.7 million grant to improve nutritional quality and food safety in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) announces an $8.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over five years to fund research aimed at tackling global hunger… Read More

Solutions to citrus greening top 10 2017 UF/IFAS stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017. The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to manage… Read More

UF financial expert: Be ‘SMART’ about your New Year’s resolutions

By Samantha Grenrock GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you dread looking at your bank account balance, you might consider adding fiscal responsibility to your list of New Year’s resolutions. And when it comes to setting goals, especially financial ones,… Read More

UF studies show what some bugs do for love, like sacrificing a leg

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Males of many species must compete for mates, often using body parts scientists call “weapons” to defeat their opponent, survive and in some cases, produce more offspring, University of Florida researchers say. As an example,… Read More