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UF Scientist Among Planners For Post-War Iraq Wetlands Restoration

Published: Feb 27th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the U.S. military gets ready for a possible war in Iraq, an international group of scientists is gearing up for a major project that could take place after such a war: restoring a huge wetland systematically drained by Saddam Hussein.

Obese People Experience Delay In Feeling Full, UF Researchers Find

Published: Feb 26th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people feel full about 10 minutes after they begin eating, but for those who are obese, it may take almost twice as long for their brains to get the message, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.

UF Survey: Rising War Concerns Sink Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Feb 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell in February to its lowest level in more than a decade, reflecting growing consumer anxiety over possible war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

UF Research Reveals How Amateur Athletes Can Think Like Experts

Published: Feb 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite years of practice that tee shot just won’t stay in the fairway. Or maybe after serving that tennis ball a thousand times, you just can’t make it fly like you want.

UF Study: Black Magic Enjoying Renaissance Among Whites — And Blacks

Published: Feb 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black magic is growing paler as the mysterious practices once used to "poison" evil slave masters attract a larger following among white Americans, who frequent conjure shops and seek voodoo rites on vacations, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF expert: United States can’t stop terrorism aimed at agriculture

Published: Feb 20th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with the country on its highest level of terrorism alert since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a University of Florida expert says the United States can’t protect its farms, crops and cattle from biological weapons.

UF Researchers: School-Based Clinics Step Toward Health-Care Reform

Published: Feb 19th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite becoming a political battleground over conflicting moral values, school-based health centers have thrived and even been touted as an innovative health-care reform, say two University of Florida authors of a newly published book on the subject.

UF Researcher Finds Vitamins, Regular Exercise And Weight Training May Improve Bone Density Without Hormone Therapy

Published: Feb 18th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the debate over the safety of hormone replacement therapy continues, University of Florida nurse researchers have shown in a small but promising study that a combination of vitamin supplements, exercise and weight training may provide postmenopausal women an alternate way to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

James Scott, UF Vice President For Student Affairs, Dies Sunday

Published: Feb 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. James E. Scott, vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida, died today (2/16) at Shands at UF medical center after a 16-month battle with cancer. He was 55.

UF Researchers Putting Scents Back Into Flowers

Published: Feb 13th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stop and smell the roses – that is if you can find any that still have scents.