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Drop In Consumer Confidence Reflects Doubt About Big-Ticket Sales

Published: Nov 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points this month, prompted almost entirely by increased pessimism about whether it is a good time to make large purchases, such as appliances, furniture and cars, University of Florida economists say.

UF Studies Find Key To Preventing Strength And Muscle Loss In Elderly

Published: Nov 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hair dye and wrinkle cream can erase some of the outward signs of aging. Now University of Florida researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on the physically devastating loss of strength and muscle mass.

Encouraging Early Data Suggests Bacterial Replacement May Stall Or Prevent Diseases Linked To Excess Oxalate

Published: Nov 21st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A beneficial naturally occurring bacterium may provide a safe and effective treatment for children with a rare life-threatening disease that causes recurrent kidney stones and eventually destroys both the kidneys and liver, researchers reported today (11/21).

Not As Dumb As You Think: Wild Turkeys A Tough Catch For UF Researchers

Published: Nov 20th, 2003

MELROSE, Fla. — If you live in an urban area, you probably think of the turkey as a shockingly stupid bird that dies at Thanksgiving but lingers in your refrigerator for weeks.

UF "Smart Home" Demonstrates Concept Of Automated Elderly Help And Care

Published: Nov 19th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At 85, Matilda is frail and forgetful. Like a growing number of Floridians, she has reached the stage when living on her own is becoming difficult. But she will avoid an assisted living facility or nursing home for now.

Researchers Report Significant Delays In Tumor Growth In Mice Treated With Two New Drugs

Published: Nov 19th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF medical scientists reported today they have significantly delayed the growth of cancerous human tumors in mice by combining a new drug that thwarts blood vessel formation with another new drug that destroys existing vessels.

Water transfer plan a risky idea

Water transfer plan a risky idea

Published: Nov 16th, 2003

The state water supply commission proposed by the Florida Council of 100 is a leaky dinghy getting swamped by a tempest. In its report, the private association recommended that Florida needs to have an overarching “water supply commission” that the council’s water taskforce chair, Lee Arnold, said would “plan, coordinate and advocate” water policies on “both sides of the I-4 corridor.”

Living sculpture takes root on UF campus

Published: Nov 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It looks like something that’s been here for a million years, like a multi-ton rock that has been worn smooth by the forces of time.

UF Researcher: Wright Brothers’ Epic Flight Could Have Been In Florida

Published: Nov 13th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Had America's most famous flying duo heeded advice of a friendly engineer, the upcoming centennial anniversary of the Wright brothers' famed flight might be happening near Fort Myers, not at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., a UF researcher says.

Don’t Try This At Home: UF Vet Heals Sick Horses With Acupuncture

Published: Nov 12th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lost the Triple Crown again? Been a bit slow out of the gate? Four years old and already feeling like a 20-year-old nag?