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Henna Artist Gives Cancer Patients Crowns Of Beauty

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A University of Florida student combines faith and spirituality with the ancient art of henna to comfort cancer patients. Jeena Karr uses henna paste made from the flowering plant, Lawsonia inermis, to create intricate designs on the heads of those who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

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Citrus Greening Continues To Plague Florida Orange Groves

By on May 15th, 2015 | Last updated: May 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Described as one of the worst diseases to ever hit Florida orange groves, citrus greening is costing the state’s general fund $5.75 million. If the disease is not curbed it could be detrimental to Florida’s agriculture and economy.

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Gainesville Startup Website Looks To Make Science Social

By on April 4th, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Three Gainesville residents have created an app to share science news and technology projects. Launched in March, STEM’d is meaningful social media that works to increase collaboration in science.

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The University of Florida College of Engineering Reaches Out to Elementary Students

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.

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Gainesville Officials Educated on Ebola Safety Procedures

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Gainesville officials reassure residents of their knowledge of safety procedures taken in the case of a local Ebola case. Experts said residents shouldn’t worry about the spread of the infectious disease in Gainesville.

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Ocala Scientist Tests How People Trust Technology

By on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Ocala-based scientist plans to begin government-funded simulation in June. The simulation will examine the trust humans have in robots.

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Gainesville Middle School Student’s Ingenuity Gets State’s Attention

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

Abraham Lincoln Middle School student Sidhika Balachandar’s seventh grade science project about soundproofing placed second in the Broadcom Masters National Science competition.

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ASPCA, UF Experts Show How To Investigate Animal Cruelty Crime Scenes

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.

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How Santa Fe College Ended Up With One Of North Florida’s Largest Rock Collections

By on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Santa Fe College gained one of the largest geological collections in North Florida for its natural history exhibit. The exhibit contains petrified wood, dinosaur fossils, a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite and other various minerals in over 24 glass display cases.

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FDA to assist in Alzheimer’s treatment, others still hope for cure

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal Thursday to assist companies in developing new treatments for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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