Archive for “November 2003 ”
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?