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Here’s what $1 billion in research spending does for UF and for Florida

Here’s what $1 billion in research spending does for UF and for Florida From Florida Welcome to From Florida, a podcast that showcases the student success, teaching excellence and groundbreaking research taking place at the University of Florida. The University of Florida has achieved $1 billion in research spending, an historic milestone that puts...
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Ant queens control insulin to boost lifespan, reproduction

Ant queens control insulin to boost lifespan, reproduction Eric Hamilton In most of the animal world, there’s a sad trade-off to make: The more babies you have, the shorter you live. But ants buck the system. The queens — the only individuals in a nest that reproduce — also live...
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ICBR’s Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Recognized at ISSR&D 2022

ICBR’s Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul Recognized at ISSR&D 2022 ICBR Director Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul was recognized at this past July’s International Space Station Research & Development Conference, and received  the 2022 International Space “Compelling Results Award” for groundbreaking contributions to plant space biology. “I am very honored to have the contributions...
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Are Shark Attacks on the Rise this Summer?

Are Shark Attacks on the Rise this Summer? Karen Dooley Based on news accounts, it may seem there are more shark sightings — and attacks — than usual along the northeastern shores of the United States, but a University of Florida shark expert says that’s a misleading perception. “Every summer,...
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UF researchers discover new way to inhibit virus that causes COVID-19

UF researchers discover new way to inhibit virus that causes COVID-19 Doug Bennett When the virus that causes COVID-19 enters the body, it hijacks cellular proteins and suppresses the human inflammatory response, allowing the virus to spread. University of Florida researchers have discovered a novel way in the lab to...
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Ultrasonic bat defenses are widespread in moths

Ultrasonic bat defenses are widespread in moths Jerald Pinson While a clear night sky might seem quiet and peaceful to us, empty of everything but stars, this nocturnal world is filled with a high-pitched cacophony of sound just beyond our ability to hear. Bats pierce the shadows with ultrasonic pulses...
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