The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
Megalodon shark became extinct 2.6 million years ago
(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study dismisses claims that megalodon is still alive by determining a date of extinction for the largest predatory shark to ever live.
180 million years of parasitic infestation in crustaceans
When Darwin suggested the "survival of the fittest" concept, he did not necessarily mean "survival of the biggest."
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.
Research team finds evidence of oil residue in Gulf two years after BP spill
(Phys.org) —Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.
Researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce
A University of Florida-led research team's development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers ...
Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth
(Phys.org) —Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.
Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds
(Phys.org) —Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey ...
Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, study finds
(Phys.org) —Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.
Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, research finds
When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.
Study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying
Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.
New study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history
By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, University of Florida scientists have created an extensive "Tree of Lepidoptera" in the first study to use large-scale, next-generation ...
'Little janitor' merits attention in Florida springs' health debate, research shows
A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida's ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say.
Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale
Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.
Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say
It's enough to send gardeners into conniptions. Crape myrtle, a tree adored for its bright flowers that scream summer, care-free maintenance and even its colorful bark, now has a disease problem – although ...
Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say
When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.