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UF researchers find opinions split on ADHD treatment

Published: Oct 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The popular perception may be that parents clamor to put their children on stimulant medications such as Ritalin at the first sign of hyperactive behavior. But a new University of Florida study has found that many parents actually are quite frightened of drug therapy.

Observations from UF Camera deepen mystery about galaxy

Published: Oct 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A surprising discovery that a fundamental feature normally surrounding a black hole is missing may revolutionize scientific understanding of active galaxies, say University of Florida researchers.

UF survey: low interest rates help lift Florida consumer confidence

Published: Oct 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose slightly in October, buoyed by low interest rates and the realization that timing is good to make major purchases, but personal finances still rank as a concern, University of Florida economists said today.

Backyard bat houses promote pest control, says UF expert

Published: Oct 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forget the garlic and put away those wooden stakes.

UF Study: college students unprepared for real-life romance

Published: Oct 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Popular music and television shows that idealize romance mislead college students, who often don’t expect to encounter conflict in their relationships, a new University of Florida study suggests.

UF scientist links bacterium to kidney stone prevention

Published: Oct 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Dietary supplementation with a beneficial bacterium that plays a key role in breaking down a substance linked to kidney stone formation could someday prevent stone disease in people, a University of Florida researcher and his colleagues have discovered.

UF experts hope to solve mysteries of sturgeon migration

Published: Oct 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a migratory mystery.

UF professor: air cleaning system destroys anthrax, other pathogens

Published: Oct 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An indoor air cleaning system originally developed to zap dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax and other pathogenic microbes, says the University of Florida engineering professor who pioneered the technology.

UF Study bares contradictions about American nudists

Published: Oct 18th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The naked truth about the American nudist movement is its failure to live up to the ideal that everyone is treated the same, despite social standing or the shape of their bodies, a new University of Florida study finds.

New federally funded rehabilitation research center at UF will explore new technologies to aid seniors with disabilities

Published: Oct 15th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—For older people with physical and cognitive impairments, little things like wireless phones, motion-sensor lights, remote controls for household appliances and door locks are big factors in promoting independence and quality of life.