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.
Sea smarts: Scientists studying mollusks discover there is more than one way to make a brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Seemingly simple animals such as the snail and squid have ransacked the genetic toolkit over the last half billion years to find different ways to build complex brains, nervous systems and shells, according ...
Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals
Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University of Florida study.
Discovery refutes previous theory about galaxies
(PhysOrg.com) -- The worlds largest optical telescope has allowed University of Florida astronomers to see new details about deep space galaxies, finding new clues to explain the evolution of galaxies like our own.
Researchers document caterpillars that mimic one another for survival
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the world of insects, high risk of attack has led to the development of camouflage as a means for survival, especially in the larval stage. One caterpillar may look like a stick, while another disguises ...
Butterfly on the brink: First Schaus female found in a year raises hope for revival of species
The fate of a species may rest upon a single butterfly captured in late May by University of Florida lepidopterists. A UF research technician netted a female Schaus swallowtail in Biscayne National Park on Elliott Key, the ...
Researchers start to pinpoint biological control for Brazilian peppertree
A South American insect could help control the invasive Brazilian peppertree in places where it supplants critical habitat for many organisms, according to University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists.
Researchers: Molecular forklifts overcome obstacle to 'smart dust'
Algae is a livid green giveaway of nutrient pollution in a lake. Scientists would love to reproduce that action in tiny particles that would turn different colors if exposed to biological weapons, food spoilage or signs of ...
Ancient rock under Haiti came from 1,000+ miles away, 1 billion years older than previously thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Earthquakes and volcanoes are known for their ability to transform Earth's surface, but new research in the Caribbean has found they can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles.
Researchers discover oldest evidence of nails in modern primates
From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga's sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.
Rapid burst of flowering plants set stage for other species
A new University of Florida study based on DNA analysis from living flowering plants shows that the ancestors of most modern trees diversified extremely rapidly 90 million years ago, ultimately leading to the formation of ...