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  • Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of MS

    In patients with multiple sclerosis, the body turns on itself, launching an immune system attack that destroys the coating around nerve fibers in the central nervous system, leaving them exposed like bare wires. Similar to exposed electrical lines, the...
  • Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day

    Many faiths join to celebrate Earth Day
    A coalition of religious groups will gather in West Boca on Saturday on an ambitious mission: to save the Earth. The groups say they are taking small steps toward a sustainable and socially just planet, starting with a performance on Saturday of...
  • Colleges ramp up recruiting of international students

    Colleges ramp up recruiting of international students
    Florida colleges are taking steps to "internationalize" their campuses, making them more diverse and giving students more opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds. Broward College last year hired its first outreach coordinator to...
  • Horseshoe crabs are now in danger

    MIAMI In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you're a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high. Every spring, from Florida to New Jersey, crabs that look more like fossils than a postcard for passion make their...
  • Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election

    Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election
    Florida's much-maligned elections are likely to run much better in 2014, but critics see problems for 2016 that could bring a repeat of the frustrating failures that marked the last two presidential elections. "We might not see the same type of problems...
  • Could UF freshman Chris Walker go from little-used benchwarmer to NBA first-round pick?

    Could UF freshman Chris Walker go from little-used benchwarmer to NBA first-round pick?
    MEMPHIS — A few weeks ago, he was the most recognized, highly publicized member of the University of Florida's powerhouse basketball program. Even though he'd never played game, freshman McDonald's All-American Chris Walker was going to be the...
  • Republicans must embrace inevitable immigration reform

    In recent weeks, Republican leaders have adopted a baffling array of positions on immigration reform, reflecting a party struggling with infighting and concerned about upcoming primary elections. What Republicans and some Democrats have failed to...
  • Consumer confidence up again in Florida

    Consumer confidence up again in Florida
    Floridians are feeling as upbeat this month as they did before the Great Recession pummeled the state, according to a  University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Floridians' overall economic confidence rose in March to a level -- 81-- seen before...
  • Learn how to help flowers grow

    Learn how to help flowers grow
    The next "Saturday in the Garden," a speaker series featuring Florida-friendly landscaping, will be 10 a.m. to noon April 5. The Lake County Extension Office of University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will present the program...
  • Osceola Creek Middle names scholar-athletes

    Recently Osceola Creek Middle School announced its recipients of the Scholar-Athlete Award for the month of February. The award is sponsored by the School Police, honoring varsity athletes who also excel in academics, effort, behavior and school spirit....
  • UConn Students Urged To Celebrate Without Destruction

    STORRS — Be proud of your teams, enjoy the celebrations, but please don't break anything. That was the gist of an email sent to UConn students on Wednesday, just days before both the men's and women's basketball teams are set to play in the Final...
  • Drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people, pets

    A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers...