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Number of people sickened by toxin in barracuda and other tropical reef fish higher than previously reported

June 29 2015

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish.

Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity, study shows

June 29 2015

Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of vitamin E, giving scientists another clue to reducing obesity, a new University of Florida study shows.

Florida Consumer Sentiment Bounces Back in June

June 26 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Consumer sentiment among Floridians rebounded 1.6 points in June to 89.5 after a nearly 7-point tumble in May, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

Mowing the lawn in those new running shoes? You may not be happy with them

June 25 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When it comes to how many different ways you use the things you buy, more may not necessarily be better.

Is the Planet Headed for an Extinction Crisis?

June 19 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the movie "Avatar," so many magnificent animals have gone extinct that scientists can only study them virtually. This environmentally ravaged Earth is set in the near future, in the year 2154, but according to University of Florida biologist Todd Palmer and his colleagues, the Earth in 2015 is already undergoing an accelerated mass extinction.

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Good news for those facing the nightly grind

June 25 2015

A team of University of Florida students representing the United States took a second-place prize in an international technology competition for its development of a smart mouth guard that dentists can use to diagnose and treat teeth grinding.

University Scholars Program awards 11 high school seniors

June 22 2015

The University of Florida has named eight high school seniors to the Lombardi Scholars Program and three to the Stamps Scholars Program.

The place to “B” Friday nights in July

June 22 2015

The Florida Museum of Natural History presents the UF ‘Creative B’ free movie series beginning with “Them!” (1954) on July 10. The museum will host an opening reception at 6 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres.

Look! Up in the sky!

June 22 2015

It’s a Fourth of July celebration on the third! Fanfares & Fireworks, Gainesville’s traditional Independence Day event returns Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida Bandshell at Flavet Field on the UF campus. Admission is free.

UF's College of Journalism and Communications Expands Radio Offerings

June 11 2015

The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications will launch two FM radio stations and associated digital platforms in 2015, increasing the local content and formats available to listeners in Gainesville and Alachua County.

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Fox 29 News Philadelphia: Shark attacks have swimmers on edge

June 29 2015

George H. Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at UF, recommends that Oak Island beach should close temporarily in a June 15 story.

MSN: Shark attack beach should close briefly

June 29 2015

George H. Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at UF, recommended Oak Island beach to close briefly after two attacks occurred on the same day. This was the topic of a June 16 story.

Washington Examiner: In reality, you're less likely to be injured from shark attacks than ... toilets?

June 29 2015

George H. Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research at UF, was quoted in a June 16 story on the shark attacks that occurred in North Carolina.

Time: Where sharks attack most in the U.S.

June 29 2015

A statistic from the UF International Shark Attack File was mentioned in a June 16 story.

Yahoo: UF ranks 15th in the nation for US patents

June 29 2015

UF ranked 15th for U.S. patents granted in 2014 on a list including both public and private universities with 87 patents. This was mentioned in a June 16 story.

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