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.
Chemists develop new technique for nanostructure assembly
A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.
Why men's ring fingers are longer than their index fingers
Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men's ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers and why the reverse usually holds true for women.
Fossil record shows crustaceans vulnerable as modern coral reefs decline
Many ancient crustaceans went extinct following a massive collapse of reefs across the planet, and new University of Florida research suggests modern species living in rapidly declining reef habitats may now be at risk.
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 ...
Scientists encounter holes in tree of life, push for better data storage
When it comes to public access, the tree of life has holes. A new study co-authored by University of Florida researchers shows about 70 percent of published genetic sequence comparisons are not publicly accessible, leaving ...
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.
'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.
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 class of planetary systems: Astronomers find two new planets orbiting double suns
Using data from NASAs Kepler Mission, astronomers announced the discovery of two new transiting circumbinary planet systems -- planets that orbit two stars. This work establishes that such two sun ...
Veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters
(Phys.org) —After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected animals.