GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained unchanged this month, but a sharp drop in perceptions about whether it is a good time to buy big-ticket items may foreshadow a lackluster holiday retail season for the second year in a row, University of Florida economists report.
September 2003 Archive
Can more than 69,000 people be killed and most of their deaths go unnoticed?
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida and Columbia University scientists will probe the genetic underpinnings of nerve cells, including those responsible for learning and memory, through research on a common sea slug with a very uncommon brain.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal hurricane forecasters and emergency managers had an unprecedented up-close, real-time view of Hurricane Isabel’s windy fury as the storm moved ashore last week, thanks in part to four mobile weather towers operated by the University of Florida and Clemson University.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New insight into how estrogen works may lead to better treatments for stroke patients, say researchers with the University of Florida’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Amazon, that massive rain forest that evokes images of primordial jungle and nomadic tribes, once supported settlements of thousands of people who lived in villages connected by an ancient version of interstates and interspersed with fields, moats and bridges.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A billion years ago, the ancestors of today’s bacteria thrived in an environment similar to a Yellowstone hot spring, suggesting Earth may have been a much warmer place closer to the time when life originated.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A solution to the growing need for fresh water in many parts of the world may come from a natural source: the sun.
Commentators from the right and the left have derided the recall election of Gov. Gray Davis as a political debacle, calling it a three-ring circus. The latest act in the center ring-the order by the 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hold the October 7 election as scheduled-has all but guaranteed that the election will occur as originally planned.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF scientists have scored another first in a string of advances using stem cells, this time showing they can inject mice with adult stem cells from human blood and spur human blood vessels to grow in their eyes.