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UF/IFAS Faculty Named UF Research Foundation Professors

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Source(s):
Joe Kays (352) 392-8229

GAINESVILLE — Eight professors in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) were among 35 named by the University of Florida Research Foundation for a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. (more …)

Researchers Successfully Immunize Mice Against Aggressive Cancer

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By:
Ed Hunter (352) 392-1773 x 278

Source(s):
Howard Johnson johnsonh@ufl.edu, (352) 846-0968

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GAINESVILLE — Researchers at the University of Florida have successfully immunized laboratory mice against melanoma, one of the more aggressive forms of skin cancer.

So far, immunized mice have survived for as long as 150 days after exposure to active melanoma cells. Unprotected mice died in a matter of weeks, said Howard Johnson, a graduate research professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences who heads up the project. (more …)

Donald Plunkett To Speak At York Distinguished Lecturer Series On March 23 At Powell Hall

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Source(s):
Peter Hildebrand (352) 392-1965
Don Poucher (352) 392-0437

GAINESVILLE—The guest speaker for University of Florida’s 2000 York Distinguished Lecturer Series will be Donald L. Plucknett, president and principal scientist with Agricultural Research and Development International, Annandale, Virginia.

His presentation — “Agricultural Research at 2000: Will the Remarkable Agricultural Transformation Achieved in the 20th Century Continue?” — will be on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History (Powell Hall). A reception will follow his lecture. The program is free and open to the public. (more …)

Researchers Working to Make Popular Grazing Grass Grow in Winter

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By: Ed Hunter (352) 392-1773 x 278

Source(s):
Paul Mislevy pmis@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu, (941) 735-1314
Tom Sinclair trsincl@nervm.nerdc.ufl.edu, (352)392-6180
Ann Blount ablount@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu, (850) 875-7129

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GAINESVILLE — With spring on the horizon, Florida ranchers are looking forward to their bahiagrass pastures coming out of their winter dormancy.

Bahiagrass, a popular forage with Florida ranchers, is found on some 5 million acres of pastureland around the state as well as in many lawns. When it goes dormant, ranchers must plant annual forage crops such as ryegrass or clover or purchase feed. (more …)

Learn Gardening Tips at Spring Plant Festival March 18

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Source:
Tammy C. Kohlleppel tck@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-7641

GAINESVILLE — The Institute of Food and Agricutltural Sciences’ Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association will host a Spring Plant Festival on March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and the festival is open to the general public.

The festival will be held at the University of Florida Greenhouse Complex near Fifield Hall off of Hull Road. Special educational seminars will be given all day by local experts and UF professors. (more …)

Solar Panels Completely Power High-Efficiency House–Including A/C

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By:
Ed Hunter (352) 392-1773 x 278

Source:
Wendell Porter (352) 392-3122

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GAINESVILLE — Tired of paying a power bill? Go ahead and pull the plug, but make sure your solar power system is installed first.

To show that it can be done, University of Florida researchers have built a house that runs completely on solar power, including an air conditioner — with a heat pump to keep things warm in the winter — as well as lights and several computers. (more …)

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