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Supreme Court Ignores Discrimination In Voting Booth, UF Experts Say

Published: Jul 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Are Americans color-blind when they enter the voting booth?

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Undampened By Stock Market Dip

Published: Jul 30th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Despite a volatile stock market, the confidence of Florida’s consumers remained unchanged from June to July because they perceive prices to be relatively low, say University of Florida economists.

Political Ads To Hit New Low This Year Despite Revived Presidential Image

Published: Jul 29th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Independence Day is one of the best things to happen to the American presidency in a long time, although the coming onslaught of sleazy political spots may negate the film’s impact.

Wisdom Tied To Life Satisfaction In Old Age, Says UF Researcher

Published: Jul 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A wise outlook on life is more important to the elderly than the comforts of health, money or good housing, says a University of Florida researcher.

Health Concerns Cause Consumers To Pass Up Only An Occasional Serving Of Beef, UF Researcher Finds

Published: Jul 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Consumers are not as worried as they used to be about fat and cholesterol in beef and other products but they are concerned enough to pass up an occasional serving, research by a University of Florida professor shows.

Gainesville Man Is Florida’s First Cystic Fibrosis Patient To Receive Gene Therapy

Published: Jul 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A 34-year-old Gainesville man was in good condition today (7/24) after becoming the first patient in Florida to undergo gene therapy to combat cystic fibrosis, the most prevalent lethal hereditary disease in America.

County Projections of Economic Activity To The Year 2010

Published: Jul 22nd, 1996

County level economic forecasts to 2010 have been released by the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR).

Florida Researchers Develop “Tick Licker” To Help Fight Disease

Published: Jul 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE— University of Florida scientists have designed a device destined to tick off a pest that has long menaced man and deer alike.

Florida Researchers Discover Gene For Fatal Childhood Disease

Published: Jul 18th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers have identified the gene that causes a rare, fatal childhood disease, according to a report published in Today’s issue (7/18) of the journal Nature.

Proper Handling, Storage Can Keep Salads Safe, UF Researcher Says

Published: Jul 17th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Vegetable salads served in supermarkets and restaurants generally are safe, although mishandling sometimes leads to contamination with bacteria, according to a study by a University of Florida food safety researcher.