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UF Researchers Describe Link Between Chronic Pain And Depression

Published: Aug 29th, 1996

GAINESVILLE.—Athletes thrive on pushing themselves to limit, training to the mantra, “no pain, no gain.”

Consumer Confidence Benefits Clinton In Election, Say UF Economists

Published: Aug 28th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in the national economy in August is unfaltering, boosting Clinton’s chances of capturing Florida’s electoral votes in the upcoming presidential election, say University of Florida economists.

Tobacco Regs The First Strike In A Long Legal Battle, Says UF Expert

Published: Aug 28th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — New federal tobacco regulations are just the first strike in what figures to be a long legal and political battle, says a University of Florida law professor who thinks the Food and Drug Administration’s new rule could face trouble in federal court.

State Hispanic Population Tops 2 Million, UF Study Finds

Published: Aug 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s Hispanic population has broken the 2 million mark, and the youthful nature of the group bodes well for the state’s labor force, according to a University of Florida study that represents the first county-by-county breakdown of the state’s Hispanic population since the 1990 census.

Florida’s Natural Tranquility Is Being Threatened By Airboat Noise

Published: Aug 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE — As Florida’s population grows, residents’ rights are increasingly clashing with the rights of those enjoying the state’s natural resources, a conflict exemplified by the fight over airboat use, said a University of Florida researcher and his professor.

UF Scientists Confirm Three Genes Linked To Diabetes

Published: Aug 21st, 1996

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers are making steady progress in solving one of nature’s most challenging genetic puzzles: finding the intricate bits of DNA that make some people susceptible to developing insulin-dependent diabetes.

UF-Led Research Team Finds Sea Turtles Can Travel A Third Of The Planet

Published: Aug 19th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — By using natural genetic “tags,” an international team of scientists has demonstrated that sea turtles migrate further than any other marine animal except seabirds.

Consumers Beware: Some Landscape Plants Can Harm Environment

Published: Aug 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Shopping at the nursery for something pretty and unusual to add to your home’s landscaping?

Modern Darwin Focuses On Extinction Of Species In Galapagos

Published: Aug 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Humans have erased eons of evolution on remote Pacific islands, says a University of Florida researcher who follows in Charles Darwin’s footsteps on an upcoming television special.

Homeless Are More Than Just Passive Victims, Says UF Researcher

Published: Aug 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Like eager job seekers who present the right attitude, technique and dress for success, the homeless can go to great lengths to get what they need, says a University of Florida researcher.