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UF Survey: Dubious Accounting Practices Damage Consumer Confidence

Published: Jul 30th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent corporate accounting scandals helped sink consumer confidence to its lowest level in eight months in July, raising concerns the country may be entering another recession, University of Florida economists said today.

Tiny, Silent And Cheap, Micro Surveillance Planes Get Closer To Reality

Published: Jul 29th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poster in Peter Ifju’s lab depicts the Predator unmanned aircraft, which snaps spy photos and fires missiles at enemy combatants in Afghanistan.

UF researchers garner $3.5 million federal grant renewal to continue studying prenatal cocaine exposure’s effects

Published: Jul 25th, 2002

GAINESVILLE-The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded University of Florida medical researchers a five-year, $3.5 million grant to continue studying the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on child development.

UF researchers receive $1 million grant to study colorectal cancer

Published: Jul 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE-University of Florida Shands Cancer Center researchers have received $1 million in federal funds to study a new molecular marker for colorectal cancer through a multicenter international trial.

UF Study: Even Abortion Proponents And Opponents Ambivalent About It

Published: Jul 23rd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protests, placards and polarization may not be the complete picture of how the public views abortion, say University of Florida researchers who found that many people waffle on the subject.

UF Researchers: Anger Management Should Join Academics In Classroom

Published: Jul 18th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School children should receive classroom instruction in anger management just as they do in reading, writing and arithmetic, University of Florida researchers say.

Video Games Rich In Narrative And Plot, UF Researchers Say

Published: Jul 17th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The year is 1914. American fugitive Robert Cath jumps from his speeding motorcycle to board the Orient Express, where he finds his friend has been murdered.

Jet-Powered Watercraft Linked To Serious Injuries To Children

Published: Jul 12th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Turning on a dime and reaching speeds up to 65 miles an hour, jet-powered personal watercraft can make the traditional motorboat look downright dull, especially to kids seeking summertime thrills.

UF researcher develops bait to stop home invasion of exotic white-footed ants

Published: Jul 10th, 2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A tiny white-footed ant with a big appetite for sweets is the latest nuisance pest for South Florida residents and pest control operators, but a new bait developed by a University of Florida researcher may help stop the home invaders.

UF Study: Families To Feel Burden As Older Boomers Priced Out Of Homes

Published: Jul 3rd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tommorrow’s older baby boomers could find themselves out on the street if the nation doesn’t address a worsening affordable housing problem, according to a new nationwide study conducted by a University of Florida researcher.