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UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Dips Slightly

Published: Jun 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida lost one point in June from the previous month, reflecting doubts about personal finances and the national economy, University of Florida economists report.

UF Entomologist Develops Safe, Effective Alternative To Deet Insect Repellents

Published: Jun 29th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—After 15 years of tests on more than 3,900 compounds, a University of Florida researcher has developed a safe, natural insect repellent that protects people against everything from mosquitoes and ticks to tiny “no-see-ums.”

UF Study Shows Despite Ads, Cities Catch The ‘Net While Small Towns Lag

Published: Jun 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Even as the hype portrays the Internet as a tool that will level the economic playing fields for big cities and small towns, the virtual reality is that a few select cities will get the lion’s share of the information action, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Report: Three Florida Metro Areas’ Per Capita Income Rank In Top 20

Published: Jun 25th, 1999

GAINESVILLE —Three South Florida coastal metro areas rank in the top 20 nationally in per capita personal income, while the state’s poorest individuals tend to reside in more remote northern counties, according to the latest report on income released today by University of Florida economists.

UF Professor: Widows Not Merry But More Socially Liberated Than Past

Published: Jun 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The death of a spouse hurts deeply, but fewer taboos about dating and remarrying makes widowhood less of an ordeal than in the past, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Entomologist Identifies “Killer Bees” At Jacksonville Port

Published: Jun 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Florida agriculture officials are on alert with traps and bait after confirming the first colonies of African honey bees — commonly known as “killer bees” — east of the Mississippi River.

Health Food Supplement May Have Great Value — For Hogs

Published: Jun 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — It’s touted for boosting your energy and helping your immune system.

University of Florida Study Finds Immune System Rebound For Some Children With AIDS

Published: Jun 18th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Young children infected with HIV have one substantial advantage over those who are older: a much greater capacity for immune system restoration when treated with a potent new class of AIDS drugs, according to a new University of Florida study.

Aquaculture May Relieve Problem Of Fished-Out Oceans

Published: Jun 17th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — As more people are turning to fish for a health-conscious food staple, aquaculture could stave off the threat of fished-out oceans in the next 40 years, say University of Florida researchers.

Making Science And Engineering Interesting

Published: Jun 16th, 1999

A unique University of Florida program is aimed in part at helping to reverse a nationwide decline in the number of students earning degrees in engineering.