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UF survey: Florida consumer confidence up with swift war outcome

Published: Apr 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians surged in April amid optimism over the swift and decisive outcome of war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

After a half-century hiatus, 82-year-old woman to graduate from UF

Published: Apr 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marguerite Shotwell is a lot like any other senior at the University of Florida. She studies for tests, worries about her grades and looks forward to graduation. […]

UF Vision Researchers Use Transgenic Tadpoles To Prove Crucial Protein Moves Inside Eye Cells

Published: Apr 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have obtained the first photographic proof that a protein crucial to vision moves inside eye cells in response to light, which may help explain how people and animals can see in a wide range of conditions.

UF researchers identify new form of dementia

Published: Apr 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida believe they have identified a new form of dementia, a disease that develops mostly in elderly people and is characterized by a progressive, generally irreversible loss of mental capabilities.

UF Scientist Aids Effort To Sequence Genome Of Important Fungus

Published: Apr 23rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly completed project to sequence the genome of an important fungus will enhance genetic research and aid in the fight against plant-killing fungi, including those that could be used in biological weapons, says a University of Florida scientist who participated in the effort.

UF Research Shows Larger Tennis Balls Do Not Harm Players

Published: Apr 23rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Larger tennis balls may slow the game and make it more spectator-friendly, but they won’t increase the likelihood of injuries that many athletes fear, according to new University of Florida research.

At UF, Undergraduates Help Design Newest Smart Weapons

Published: Apr 21st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As high-tech U.S. weaponry continues to win Pentagon praise for its role in the Iraq war, a group of University of Florida students already is at work on the next generation of combat hardware.

UF Study: Remaining Childless Does Not Lead To Loneliness In Old Age

Published: Apr 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The common belief that remaining childless leads to loneliness or depression in the elderly is contradicted by a new University of Florida study, which instead found similar levels of well-being among parents and people without children in their later years.

On Earth Day, Planned ‘Green Homes’ Also Expected To Earn Some Green

Published: Apr 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To most people, model homes mean oversized bathtubs, fireplaces and lush lawns, but a new take on the concept by University of Florida researchers features some highlights more likely to appeal to the greener side.

UF Study: ‘Gamblers Fallacy’ Not Criminal Label Results In More Crime

Published: Apr 15th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They shouldn’t bet on it, but convicted crooks do as they commit more crimes under the gambler’s delusion that if they were caught once, they won’t get nabbed again, a new University of Florida study finds.