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Confidence Inches Up As Fla. Consumers Put Attacks Behind Them

Published: Jan 29th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People’s willingness to go on with their lives after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks helped consumer confidence continue its slow climb in January, its fourth straight month on the rise, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Study: Healthy Aging Depends On Social As Well As Physical Activity

Published: Jan 28th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pressing the flesh may be just as important as pumping iron if you want to age gracefully and healthily, a new University of Florida study suggests.

UF Expert Helps Promote Standards For Saltwater Tropical Fish Industry

Published: Jan 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cyanide poisoning may be the stuff of murder mysteries, but it seems an unlikely way for tropical fish or coral reefs to die.

UF Faculty Develop ‘Virtual Anesthesia Machine’

Published: Jan 23rd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With no zombies to shoot or planets to conquer, a new interactive computer animation developed by University of Florida researchers won’t ever take the Internet gaming world by storm. But the award-winning program is attracting a following in medical, nursing and veterinary schools around the world.

Counterintuitively, After Extreme Droughts, Wading Birds Flourish

Published: Jan 22nd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When rain brought an end to an intense drought in the Everglades a decade ago, wildlife biologist Peter Frederick thought there would be few wading birds left.

Green Mussel Invasion In Southwest Florida May Be Controlled By Commercial Harvesting

Published: Jan 18th, 2002

TAMPA, Fla. — Unlike the scores of exotic species that have invaded Florida over the years, the newest environmental threat may be controlled in a practical way: serving it as an appetizer.

An Internet And Network Connection At The Power Outlet

Published: Jan 14th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to University of Florida research, people soon will plug into home or office outlets for more than just electricity.

UF Experts Help Launch Water Buffalo Dairy Program

Published: Jan 11th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mozzarella cheese made from cow’s milk? Fuhgeddaboutit!

Students Pack New UF Class On Terrorism

Published: Jan 10th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly launched University of Florida class about terrorism is so popular that a larger room had to be found to accommodate all the students.

American Diabetes Association And The University Of Florida Announce Plans For $10 Million Statewide Infant Screening Initiative For Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Jan 3rd, 2002

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 3, 2002) — Infants at risk of developing diabetes will soon have a better chance at early detection and treatment, thanks to an American Diabetes Association and University of Florida plan to establish the nation’s first ongoing statewide screening program.