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1 hr ago | Highlands Today

Fruit genome database seeks to enhance crop quality

Researchers who study citrus, rosaceae and vaccinium crops will be the primary users of the portal, said Mercy Olmstead, assistant professor of horticultural sciences at UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, but agricultural producers will also reap the benefits.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Lake Alfred, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Highlands Today

App unveiled for Florida-friendly plants

Planting decisions are now easier with the release of a mobile web application from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, iPhone

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Consumer confidence up U.S., Florida indexes rise to highest levels...

U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been since before the start of the Great Recession in late 2007.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Volusia County, FL, Flagler County, FL

Student group wants Machen to boycott Israel

A pro-Palestinian student group plans to march to University of Florida President Bernie Machen's office in Tigert Hall on Wednesday and demand he retract statements he made against a boycott of Israeli universities.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

The Orlando Sentinel

Here's a guide to Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday

It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.


Related Topix: Florida, Computers, Seminole County, FL

CBS Local

Florida QB Will Grier Catches Football While Doing A Back Flip [VIDEO]

It seems like we are always seeing trick shots and clever catches nowadays. It's the current trend with young athletes.



St. Judea s James Downing

James Downing was bound for the big leagues. Not quite big enough to continue playing football in college, Downing had what he thought it took as an outfielder at Aquinas High School in Southgate, Michigan.


Related Topix: Southgate, MI, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, University of Michigan Dearborn


300: 5 things to know in the SEC

The SEC has 77 committed prospects in the updated ESPN 300 rankings . The league continues to dominate on the recruiting front and there are no signs of the momentum slowing down.


Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


UF/IFAS Study: When It Comes to Gluten-Free Diets, Unfounded Beliefs Abound

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they'll gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Celiac Disease, Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food

The Miami Herald

Florida Gov. agrees to appear in 3 debates

The Republican incumbent announced on Tuesday that he would appear in debates hosted by Telemundo, CNN and Leadership Florida that will be occur in October.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

The Press-Enterprise

USC adds 2013 state shot put champion

If there's one thing Nick Ponzio wants known about his recent transfer to USC from the University of Florida, it's that the move had nothing to do with being homesick.


Related Topix: Temecula, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Conquest Chronicles

USC Lands Three-Star Running Back Aca'Cedric Ware

Making his announcement live on KDFW, a local news station in Dallas, three-star running back Aca'Cedric Ware held his own collegiate hat display spurning Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa for Cardinal and Gold.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Southern California NCAA

Sunshine State News

Marijuana Treatment in Florida Charlotte's Web Law Could Face Long Delay

Florida's new medical marijuana law might have run into an obstacle too great to help sick children as quickly as the Legislature intended or families who had urged the bill now expect.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science, Drug Enforcement Administration

Times & Seasons

Rankings, Money, and BYU

Money magazine has just released a new ranking of U.S. universities that has received a bit of attention .


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

WPTV Local News

100-year-old researcher still working in fields

There's a good chance the next time you have a salad, the lettuce will have come from the Glades.


Related Topix: Belle Glade, FL, Life, Food, Vegetables


What Marcus Lewis' Decommittment from Florida Means for Gators, 4-Star CB

Washington, D.C., cornerback Marcus Lewis , a 4-star prospect and one of the top 125 overall players in the 2015 class, decommitted from Florida Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Florida

The City Wire

Lessons learned from the fall of Rome

Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR, University of Richmond, East Carolina University

Rehab Management

Kim Radcliffe, PT, MHA, to Serve as Align Networks President

Kim Radcliffe, PT, MHA, has been promoted to president of Align Networks , which is a One Call Care Management business unit and provider of workers' compensation physical medicine programs, according to a recent news release.


Related Topix: University of North Florida

Click Orlando

Tiny snail may be key to springs restoration

University of Florida researchers say a tiny native snail may make a big difference in Florida's fresh water spring cleanup.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science


Tax Analysts Announces Winners of Inaugural Student Paper Competition

Tax Analysts' Tax Notes , State Tax Notes , and Tax Notes International magazines today announced the winners of their inaugural student paper competition.


Related Topix: California, MO, UC Los Angeles, George Washington University