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    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 Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight June 15 2015 Aging can cause many changes to the body including obesity and a loss of lean mass Now a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats which has intriguing implications for aging humans Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy June 12 2015 Time may heal all wounds but in the case of stroke survivors the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program according to a University of Florida Health study Inside UF Archives 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 UF In the News Archives Orlando Sentinel Support funding for research to help state s farmers and economy June 10 2015 A June 7 column by Jack Payne senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at UF and the administrative head of IFAS discussed what UF IFAS is doing to help Florida s farms and economy Oncology News Australia Rabbit virus kills some cancer cells June 10 2015 UF Health researchers found that a rabbit virus can kill some kinds of cancer cells and eliminate a dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants A June 8 story discussed this topic This story also ran in Medindia and Bionity com ABC North Queensland American students learn about indigenous culture at Mungalla Station

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  • For Journalists » University of Florida
    Friends Stay Connected Alumni Association Gator Clubs Membership Reunions Giving How to Give President s Council Scholarships Fellowships Incentives Support UF Gators for Higher Education Economic Impact UF Women Get Up and Give Visit Campus Tours Area Accomodations Maps Virtual Tour Parents Visitors Fans Parents Cost of Attendance Admission Requirements Financial Aid Application Deadlines Family Preview Commencement Visitors Maps Parking Dining Weather News Events Shands HealthCare Museums Performing Arts Campus Tours Area Accomodations Bookstore Welcome Center Fans GatorZone Schedule Tickets Facilities Athletic Association Recreational Sports Directory e Learning WebMail ISIS myUFL Campus Map University of Florida News UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA Facebook Twitter Youtube Home For Journalists Social Media Contact Home For Journalists Explore Research Magazine Find An Expert Media Advisories Tip Sheets For Journalists The University of Florida News Center offers the following resources for reporters seeking sources or other information about UF For information other than what is provided here please contact University of Florida News editors at news ufl edu or 352 392 0186 Media Advisories Tip Sheets UF weekly news budgets events of possible interest and other advisories and tip sheets Read more Find An Expert Find specialized University of Florida Experts Read more Explore Research Magazine

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  • Social Media » University of Florida
    International Center English Language Institute Faculty Staff Faculty Faculty Handbook Faculty Senate Resources Programs Tenure Promotion Teaching Assistance Admin Memos DDD Regulations United Faculty of Florida Staff myUFL WebMail Exchange Directory Jobs at UF Holidays Benefits Training Alumni Friends Stay Connected Alumni Association Gator Clubs Membership Reunions Giving How to Give President s Council Scholarships Fellowships Incentives Support UF Gators for Higher Education Economic Impact UF Women Get Up and Give Visit Campus Tours Area Accomodations Maps Virtual Tour Parents Visitors Fans Parents Cost of Attendance Admission Requirements Financial Aid Application Deadlines Family Preview Commencement Visitors Maps Parking Dining Weather News Events Shands HealthCare Museums Performing Arts Campus Tours Area Accomodations Bookstore Welcome Center Fans GatorZone Schedule Tickets Facilities Athletic Association Recreational Sports Directory e Learning WebMail ISIS myUFL Campus Map University of Florida News UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA Facebook Twitter Youtube Home For Journalists Social Media Contact Home Social Media Social Media Officially registered UF Social Media Account Listing Click below to visit some of the University of Florida s social media accounts University of Florida UF Health IFAS Explore Research Magazine Levin College of Law UF Alert UF Public Safety University of Florida UF Health IFAS Levin College of

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  • Contact » University of Florida
    myUFL WebMail Exchange Directory Jobs at UF Holidays Benefits Training Alumni Friends Stay Connected Alumni Association Gator Clubs Membership Reunions Giving How to Give President s Council Scholarships Fellowships Incentives Support UF Gators for Higher Education Economic Impact UF Women Get Up and Give Visit Campus Tours Area Accomodations Maps Virtual Tour Parents Visitors Fans Parents Cost of Attendance Admission Requirements Financial Aid Application Deadlines Family Preview Commencement Visitors Maps Parking Dining Weather News Events Shands HealthCare Museums Performing Arts Campus Tours Area Accomodations Bookstore Welcome Center Fans GatorZone Schedule Tickets Facilities Athletic Association Recreational Sports Directory e Learning WebMail ISIS myUFL Campus Map University of Florida News UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA Facebook Twitter Youtube Home For Journalists Social Media Contact Home Contact Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences News Levin College of Law News and Publications UF Health Communications Contact The news releases on this site are prepared for the Web by the University of Florida News Center These are wire releases from all areas of the University of Florida Further information is available from the following UF news professionals University of Florida Media Relations 352 392 0186 Steve Orlando Senior Director Media Relations sfo ufl edu Donna Winchester Strategic

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  • Research News » University of Florida
    have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one two punch killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants UF study shows benefits of multi tasking on exercise Published June 2 2015 Who says you can t do two things at once and do them both well Picture perfect Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids Published June 1 2015 If a picture is worth a thousand words UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease Florida consumer sentiment in May continues downward trend Published May 29 2015 Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month falling seven points to 87 6 the lowest reading since December according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey NASA begins testing Mars lander in preparation for next mission to Red Planet UF geologist is part of the international team behind it Published May 28 2015 Testing is underway on NASA s next mission on the journey to Mars a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016 backed by an international team that includes a University of Florida researcher DARPA to award UF up to 5 4 million for neuroprosthetics research Published May 27 2015 A group of U S military veteran and civilian volunteers with upper limb amputations will soon have the chance to test neural implants designed to offer more intuitive control of their prosthetics thanks to a research collaboration between the University of Florida and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency UF breakthrough measures Parkinson s progression in the brain Published May 26 2015 University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson s disease in the brain opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease When it comes to hearing diet may trump noise exposure Published May 21 2015 Although the old wives tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five senses hearing UF radiological engineering expert appointed to U S delegation to United Nations Published May 18 2015 A University of Florida engineering professor will travel to Vienna next month to serve as a member of the U S delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation Embedded geriatrics consults mean healthier patients according to UF Health study Published May 15 2015 When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier according to a study UF Health researchers presented today May 15 at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society Campaign increases first time mouth and throat cancer screenings among low income rural Floridians Published May 14 2015 Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat

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  • 06 » Florida Consumer Sentiment Bounces Back in June » University of Florida
    000 in income reported a 12 point decline in their perceptions of their current personal finances McCarty noted that this pessimism was unusual given that most economic indicators that would affect upper income households remain positive The unemployment rate in Florida rose in May by one tenth of a percentage point to 5 7 percent mirroring U S unemployment which also rose slightly to 5 4 percent Experts think the U S unemployment rate increased because of growth in the labor force presumably because some discouraged people who were previously not seeking work now started looking for a job as more opportunities emerged However Florida gained 268 500 jobs while its labor force declined by 27 000 Unlike the U S unemployment rate the increase in Florida unemployment was due entirely to rounding rates were functionally unchanged month to month Although the U S labor force participation rose from 62 8 percent to 62 9 percent Florida s labor participation rate declined from 59 6 percent to 59 3 percent Currently the stock market is still near record highs and the Federal Reserve has put off an interest rate hike for the time being at least until September However the stock market has been somewhat volatile in June and those with investments are increasingly wary that equities are overpriced Housing sales and prices have been strong this spring The median price for a single family home is higher than both the previous month and a year ago Higher income households may be concerned about a potential drop in housing prices given that they are more likely to own their home but so far that fear is not realized Counter to forecasts gas prices rose in June by over 10 cents which disproportionately affects lower income households Inflation in the U S rose four tenths of a percent in May a good sign for the Federal Reserve but excluding food and energy rose only one tenth of a percent There are signs that the labor market in the U S is healing with the economy adding jobs jobless claims falling and more people returning to the labor market McCarty said Florida has made consistent employment gains but the jobs we have created tend to pay less than national averages and Florida labor force participation is still historically low McCarty pointed to the situation in Europe as a potential dark cloud over consumer sentiment The fear is that Greece getting special treatment or exiting the EU could spark problems with other nations in financial distress McCarty said This could ultimately affect the U S economy and Florida in particular because many tourists and homebuyers now come from Europe Conducted June 1 22 the UF study reflects the responses of 413 individuals who were reached on cell phones representing a demographic cross section of Florida The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966 which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year The lowest index

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  • 06 » Mowing the lawn in those new running shoes? You may not be happy with them » University of Florida
    appear in the Journal of Marketing Research Sela and Duke University business professor Jordan Etkin examined how experience variety influences product evaluation customer satisfaction and the likelihood the product would be recommended by the customer The researchers found that consumers often use the same product in the same way in multiple situations and these situations or experiences may differ in variety For example with a pair of sneakers less varied usage experiences might include walking the dog or walking to the grocery store However more varied usage experiences might include walking the dog flying on airplanes or conducting home improvement projects Their research found that lower variety situations like walking the dog and walking to the store led the consumer to feel they were getting a lot of value from the product Higher variety situations like flying on a plane gave people a sense of less value because the product feels like it was used less often Sela s findings may affect how companies market their products For example companies benefit from positive product reviews and often solicit post purchase feedback by asking customers to reflect on prior usage situations Sela said Our findings suggest that in such cases saying things like Think about various experiences you ve had with the product may inadvertently lead consumers to perceive less frequent usage and consequently recommend that product less Credits Source Aner Sela 352 273 3271 Writer Mauricio Almenara mauricioalmenara ufl edu Category Research Tweet Prev Next You may also like Florida Consumer Sentiment Bounces Back in June Is the Planet Headed for an Extinction Crisis Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight Archives by category Audio Economic Impact General Haiti Earthquake Inside UF Announcements Appointments Awards Honors Happenings In Focus Note This Print Edition Seen Heard Top

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  • 06 » Is the Planet Headed for an Extinction Crisis? » University of Florida
    and our species itself would likely disappear early on said lead author Gerardo Ceballos of the Universidad Autónoma de México Conservative approach Using fossil records and extinction counts from a range of records the researchers compared a highly conservative estimate of current extinctions with a background rate estimate twice as high as those widely used in previous analyses This way they brought the two estimates current extinction rate and average background or going on all the time extinction rate as close to each other as possible Focusing on vertebrates the group for which the most reliable modern and fossil data exist the researchers asked whether even the lowest estimates of the difference between background and contemporary extinction rates still justify the conclusion that people are precipitating a global spasm of biodiversity loss The answer a definitive yes We emphasize that our calculations very likely underestimate the severity of the extinction crisis because our aim was to place a realistic lower bound on humanity s impact on biodiversity the researchers write To history s steady drumbeat a human population growing in numbers per capita consumption and economic inequity has altered or destroyed natural habitats The long list of impacts includes Land clearing for farming logging and settlement Introduction of invasive species Carbon emissions that drive climate change and ocean acidification Toxins that alter and poison ecosystems Now the specter of extinction hangs over about 41 percent of all amphibian species and 26 percent of all mammals according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature which maintains an authoritative list of threatened and extinct species There are currently over 2 400 animal and 2 000 plant species that are critically endangered and some of those are essentially the walking dead whose populations have been so drastically reduced that there s little hope for their recovery Palmer said As species disappear so do crucial ecosystem services such as honeybees crop pollination and wetlands water purification At the current rate of species loss people will lose many biodiversity benefits within three generations the study s authors write We are responsible for the current extinction crisis There is no question about it We simply cannot continue to treat nature like a bottomless checking account Palmer said Hope for the future Despite the gloomy outlook there is a meaningful way forward according to Palmer and his colleagues Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species and to alleviate pressures on their populations notably habitat loss over exploitation for economic gain and climate change the study s authors write In the meantime the researchers hope their work will inform conservation efforts the maintenance of ecosystem services and public policy Co authors on the paper include Gerardo Ceballos of Universidad Autónoma de México Paul R Ehrlich of Stanford University Anthony D Barnosky of the University of California at Berkeley Andrés García of Universidad Autónoma de México Robert M Pringle of Princeton University Credits Source Todd Palmer tmp ufl

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