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UF Research: Despite Male Image, Stone Toolmaking Also Done By Women

Published: Mar 31st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Move over, man the toolmaker: The idea of men as stone tool producers may need some rechiseling, say University of Florida scientists who found women sometimes are the masters.

U.S. And Canadian Researchers Link Gene To Pain Relief In Redheaded Women

Published: Mar 27th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The jury is still out on whether blondes truly have more fun, but if the latest medical research is any indication, it’s redheads who could have all the luck: A potent painkiller appears to work better in women who carry a gene associated with red hair and fair skin, report University of Florida and McGill University researchers.

UF to coordinate new plant diagnostic network for biosecurity in southern United States

Published: Mar 26th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help protect agriculture from terrorism, the University of Florida is one of five land-grant universities in the nation coordinating a new National Plant Diagnostic Network that will provide an early warning about pests and diseases.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence faced problems before war

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence faced problems before war

Published: Mar 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence edged up one point in March, but the overall index value remained relatively unchanged since last month when it sank to its lowest level in more than a decade, University of Florida economists report.

A Prescription For The Future: A Contact Lens That Delivers Drugs

Published: Mar 23rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People suffering from glaucoma or other eye diseases could one day replace eye drops with drug-laden contact lenses that deliver medication precisely when and where it is needed.

UF To Lead New Research Insititute At Kennedy Space Center

Published: Mar 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will lead a group of more than 20 universities in a new research institute whose aim will be to improve the safety and lower the costs of launching spacecraft.

For News Media: Sources Available For Stories On War With Iraq

Published: Mar 17th, 2003

The following sources at the University of Florida are available to speak to the news media on a variety of topics related to the war with Iraq. Anti-Arab, Anti-Muslim Sentiment […]

Terror Threats Prompt States To Shrink Access To Security-Related Records

Published: Mar 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the face of terrorism threats, state lawmakers across the nation are locking up government records that deal with everything from security response plans to criminal investigations, according to research by the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project at the University of Florida.

Huge Experiment To Test New Approach To Make Landfills Last Longer

Published: Mar 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A massive outdoor experiment designed to test a new approach that could significantly extend the lifespan of the nation’s overburdened landfills and reduce their potential for pollution will get under way later this spring.

Mini-Makeovers: Book Describes Innovative Small-Town Survival Stories

Published: Mar 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If social historians are right and small towns are dying, some civic leaders apparently haven’t gotten the word.