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Adding More Outside Directors May Worsen Corporate Fraud, Deception

Published: Jul 30th, 2003

GAINESVILLE Fla. — While many corporate reform advocates urge companies to add outside board members to guard against corporate fraud and deception, that approach may actually exacerbate an already massive problem of directors being too cozy with the very people they’re supposed to be overseeing, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Survey: Lack Of Jobs Thwarting Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Jul 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell in July for the first time in five months, hurt by a continuing lack of jobs, UF economists report.

UF Researcher Finds Vitamins And Exercise May Slow The Harmful Effects Of Aging

Published: Jul 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nothing can turn back time, as aging adults well know, but a UF researcher reports a combination of exercise and vitamin E may at least slow it down.

UF Professor: America Moves In Wrong Direction In Dealing With Murder

Published: Jul 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans do not have to live with a record-high murder rate that makes it the exception to a worldwide pattern, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researchers Say Gene Therapy Method For Treating Cystic Fibrosis Appears Safe

Published: Jul 22nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gene therapy using a common harmless virus to insert corrective DNA into malfunctioning cells in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients appears safe, say University of Florida researchers.

UF researchers urge people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases

Published: Jul 18th, 2003

VERO BEACH, Fla. — As Florida hits its peak period for mosquito-borne diseases, the state is seeing an increased number of infected sentinel chickens and horses, and University of Florida medical entomologists are warning Floridians to take precautions.

UF Study: Online Dating Virtually Irresistible To Some Married Folks

Published: Jul 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oh, what a tangled Web is weaved as rapidly growing numbers of married people sneak into Internet chat rooms for romantic or sexual thrills they think they aren’t getting from their spouses, a new UF study finds.

UF researchers find no link between cell phone use and rare facial tumors

Published: Jul 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It won’t end the debate about cellular phone safety, but University of Florida researchers have found no connection between cell phone use and the development of rare, noncancerous facial nerve tumors.

U.S. medical schools need to place more emphasis on education, says UF expert

Published: Jul 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people believe a medical school’s primary function is to train future doctors, but in recent decades the focus at many U.S. academic medical centers has shifted away from education to generating income, leaving faculty with less time to teach, cautions a University of Florida College of Medicine administrator and education expert.

Leading genetics explorer Kenneth Berns to direct UF Genetics Institute

Published: Jul 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kenneth Berns of New York City, known for pivotal genetics discoveries and the development of gene-transport molecules for use in gene therapy, has accepted an appointment as director of the campuswide University of Florida Genetics Institute.