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To Be Effective, Anti-Drug Ads Should Focus On Thrill-Seeking Teens

Published: May 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expensive government advertising campaigns, which play an important part in the national drug strategy, do little, if anything, to dissuade teenagers from using drugs, according to a study by University of Florida researchers.

UF researchers pinpoint unlikely ally in cancer fight

Published: May 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians may be able to unleash the deadly side of a helpful free radical scavenger in the fight against cancer, say researchers at the University of Florida […]

Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Gets New Lease On Life In UF Breeding Program

Published: May 26th, 2004

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK — The critically endangered Miami Blue butterfly, one of the rarest insects in North America, will return to South Florida today when University of Florida researchers release several hundred butterflies that have been bred in captivity.

Rising gas prices help sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: May 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell sharply in May, prompted by escalating gas prices, a falling stock market and growing pessimism over the war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

Once the pride of the South, old-growth longleaf pine forests almost gone

Published: May 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Old-growth stands of longleaf pine, the tree that once dominated the Southern landscape and still provides habitat for dozens of threatened species, have all but vanished, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher.

UF, Harvard Researchers Study Possibility Of Using Gene Therapy To Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Published: May 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every driver knows two cars can’t occupy the same parking space.

A First: UF Researchers Help Eradicate Exotic Termite

Published: May 19th, 2004

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — University of Florida experts and state officials have eradicated a newly introduced termite species from America’s shores, and they say this is the first time such an invasion has likely ever been stopped.

Research Shows Boys Not Ignored Despite Beliefs To The Contrary

Published: May 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Boys and their issues are hot property, despite a recent rash of criticism from pop psychologists and talk show hosts saying that male problems are ignored, says a University of Florida researcher and the author of a new book about the changing notions of boys' behavior.

UF Study Reveals Flood Of Proteins Promotes Scarring In Vein Grafts

Published: May 12th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Surgeons at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center are a step closer to understanding what promotes scarring in vein grafts designed to reroute blood through the legs after key arteries become blocked.

In Step Toward Ultrasmall Radio, UF Team Demonstrates On-Chip Antenna

Published: May 11th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like the signals it emits, the radio may soon disappear from sight.