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  • UF biologist joins large-scale collaboration to understand grazing behavior’s effects on biodiversity

    Ecological theory holds that plant-hungry creatures help shape ecosystems by mowing down dominant plants that might smother other plants, thus enhancing biodiversity — but only if the area is lush. A new study co-authored by University of Florida biologist Todd ...

  • UF professor finds that a common antibiotic has potentially to treat PTSD and addiction.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 3.5 percent of the U.S. population (compared to 1 percent elsewhere), and the majority of PTSD patients experience substance use disorder. In particular, PSTD and cocaine use disorder tend to be comorbid, with significant overlap ...

  • UF researchers show a correlation between family relationships and blood pressure

    Popular wisdom says that strong family relationships provide refuge, comfort, and security. Family protects us, soothes our ills, and calms our fears. Epidemiological studies have drawn a positive correlation between strong family support and physical and mental well-being. Now, a ...

  • Meet Raul Sanchez

    In 2017, I published my second book, Inside the Subject: A Theory of Identity for the Study of Writing. It develops a theory of identity for use by scholars and researchers who study writing from postmodern perspectives. Historically, in the ...

  • Exploring Strange New Worlds: “Star Trek” Planet Vulcan Found

    Among the TV series Star Trek’s many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the Dharma Planet Survey, in a new study led by University of Florida (UF) astronomer Jian Ge and team including Tennessee State University ...

  • Ancient Mayan deforestation had long-term effects on watershed carbon cycles

    Researchers: Mark Brenner, brenner@ufl.edu, 352-392-7226, Jason Curtis, curtisj@ufl.edu
    PIO: Rachel Wayne, 352-872-2620

    The lowlands of Mexico and Guatemala experienced widespread deforestation by the Maya beginning about 4,000 years ago. The region has never fully recovered. Ancient Maya environmental impact provides a ...

  • Tracking Unseen Dengue

    Researcher: Derek Cummings, 410-916-1371
    PIO: Rachel Wayne, 352-872-2620

     

    For many viruses, contracting the pathogen can have a silver lining: the subsequent antibodies confer immunity against future infection. Not so for dengue, a remarkably common and occasionally fatal mosquito-borne disease that affects ...

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