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UF Researchers Find Radiation Prolongs Survival For Certain Breast Cancer Patients

Published: Jun 26th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aggressively tackling invasive breast cancer with a trio of treatments – surgery, chemotherapy and, notably, radiation – helps certain women remain disease-free longer, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Engineers Develop A Safer Barrier For Road Construction Zones

Published: Jun 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The culprit in more than 1,000 fatalities and 40,000 injuries annually nationwide, construction zones are notoriously dangerous places for road workers and motorists.

UF Scientists Use New Research Technology To Understand Ancient Human Foe – Cholera

Published: Jun 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have invented a way of teasing out the genes bacteria use to outwit their human hosts, a discovery that could prove to be a boon for researchers brewing new vaccines and designing drugs for many serious afflictions.

Federal Government Funds Several UF International Programs

Published: Jun 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the University of Florida has won a number of grants to create a transnational and global studies program and a European studies program, as well as to continue support for existing programs in Latin American and African studies.

UF Survey: Shopping Deals Nudge Up Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Jun 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in June for the third month straight, buoyed by a strong buyer’s market, University of Florida economists report.

UF to require writing test for undergraduate applicants

Published: Jun 19th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida announced today that it will require all undergraduate applicants to take a standardized writing test beginning in spring 2005.

UF Astronomers: Universe Slightly Simpler Than Expected

Published: Jun 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The universe just became a little less mysterious.

UF Study: Early Puberty Girls More Likely To Use Alcohol, Marijuana

Published: Jun 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A jumpstart on puberty increases the likelihood girls will have a fast start with alcohol and marijuana, perhaps leading to a faster life, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Professor: Self-Reflection More Critical To Wisdom Than Knowledge

Published: Jun 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wisdom comes with age if people learn to feel and reflect, but there is little incentive to do so in a hectic American culture that reveres Spock-like logic, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Professor: Father’s Day Finds Many Stepdads Involved In Kids’ Lives

Published: Jun 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Often considered unwanted and disengaged from parenting, many stepfathers on this Father’s Day are instead likely to be dads who are emotionally involved with their stepchildren, says a University of Florida researcher.