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UF Researchers Find Nerve Cell Receptors For Sensing Cold May Be More Than Skin Deep

Published: Jan 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Outside, the mercury may be rising, yet you can’t seem to warm up; in fact, you might feel downright chilled.

UF survey: economic turnaround boosts Florida consumer confidence

Published: Jan 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second month in a row, consumer confidence among Floridians climbed two points, the result of a rebounding stock market, falling unemployment claims and robust holiday sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: World Shark Attacks Sink Again, May Signal Long-Term Trend

Published: Jan 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of shark attacks worldwide took a dip for the third straight year, in part perhaps because more people are realizing the ocean is a wild place instead of a backyard swimming pool, a new University of Florida study finds.

Air-Conditioned Football Pads Developed By UF Scientists Could Help Players Stay Cool

Published: Jan 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heat – it’s one opponent that can humble the toughest football player, especially during summer practices and early season games.

UF Researchers One Step Closer To Folate-Enriched Crops

Published: Jan 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida researchers and their collaborators have found one of the genetic pathways to folate production in plants – research that could lead to crops rich with the birth defect-preventing nutrient to feed the developing world.

UF Research Adds To Evidence That Unborn Children Hear ‘Melody’ Of Speech

Published: Jan 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It is well known that unborn babies can recognize their mothers’ voices and distinguish music from noise. But exactly what they hear remains unclear.

UF Among Top Universities In National Merit And Achievement Scholars

Published: Jan 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is one of the top universities in recruiting National Merit and National Achievement scholars to begin as freshmen in 2003, according to recently released rankings from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

UF Study Suggests Dieters Shouldn’t Give Up – Slimming Hormone Waits To Be Unleashed

Published: Jan 15th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Need motivation to keep those New Year’s resolutions to eat better and get more exercise? A University of Florida study in rats suggests dieters who persevere long enough to lose a few pounds may be rewarded with help from a slimming hormone that’s otherwise stifled by excess fat.

UF Study: Testing Shopping Vouchers To Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Published: Jan 14th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Smokers who have already blown their New Year's resolutions to kick the habit may find hope in a new approach that rewards them with shopping sprees if they shun cigarettes.

UF Tests: Experimental Nutrition Product Boosts Immune Function And Reduces Flu Symptoms In Elderly

Published: Jan 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As influenza continues to take its toll, a new study by UF researchers shows that nutrition can help seniors better weather the flu season.