Archive for “October 2002 ”
Published: Oct 29th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in October, dampening hopes of an economic recovery and suggesting the state could sink into another recession, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Oct 24th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla.–As tobacco companies campaign to promote smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to cigarettes, many smokers who take up snuff in an effort to quit instead end up using both products, warns a University of Florida researcher. Furthermore, nonsmokers who use snuff are more likely than those who don’t to eventually begin smoking.
Published: Oct 23rd, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women may worry more about their weight, but it’s men who are more likely to become hooked on exercise, a University of Florida study shows.
Published: Oct 21st, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The hunt to find a gene that causes a disease typically costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and requires years of research – and it still may fail to turn up the sought-after culprit, driving the research back to square one.
Published: Oct 17th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world speed record for protein folding apparently goes to an unusually tiny specimen that traces its origens to Gila monster spit.
Published: Oct 16th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The identification of Caribbean monk seal bones at the Miami Circle archaeological site by University of Florida scientists provides one more piece of evidence that the somewhat mysterious spot may have been used for sacred purposes nearly 1,600 years ago.
Published: Oct 15th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifty pounds of romaine lettuce makes enough Caesar salad for a hundred people, but it’s merely a one-day food supply for a manatee in captivity.
Published: Oct 10th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study may settle once and for all the baffling question of whether common strep infections are linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder or tics in some children.
Published: Oct 9th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It would send and receive faxes and video and have the processing power of a personal computer. The cell phone of the future would be on the market today but for one hitch: the battery.
Published: Oct 3rd, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Public universities backed by state support increasingly compete with their private research counterparts that have large private endowments, according to a study released today by a group […]