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Cutting tumor supply lines may boost cancer treatments, UF professor says

Published: May 10th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have long viewed the network of blood vessels tumors create to siphon oxygen and other nutrients from the body as a potential target for therapies geared toward stopping tumors in their tracks. But efforts to block blood vessel development or impede existing vessels in tumors in the lab haven’t met with as much success as some had hoped.

Housing segregation persists in many parts of nation, study shows

Published: May 6th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neighborhood integration is necessary to reduce school segregation but Americans continue to remain separated in their neighborhoods a half century after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, a new nationwide study by the University of Florida finds.

Military, politics need to keep their distance

Military, politics need to keep their distance

Published: May 5th, 2004

When 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff, a National Guardsman and Iraq veteran, delivered the Democratic response to President Bush’s weekly radio address on Saturday, criticizing the administration’s war planning and operations, people took notice.

UF Lycopene-Extraction Method Could Find Use For Tons Of Discarded Tomatoes

Published: May 4th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida have found an inexpensive way to extract the antioxidant lycopene from tomatoes, a technology that could turn a mountain of discarded produce into a marketable commodity.

For A Male Sand Goby, Playing "Mr. Mom" Is Key To Female’s Heart

Published: May 4th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a little male fish’s secret weapon for attracting the lady fish? Something some guys but few other males in the animal kingdom have thought of: It acts like a good dad.

Deep underground detector closes in on dark matter

Published: May 3rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A scientific team that includes a University of Florida physicist has used an “underground observatory” in a former iron mine to search with greater sensitivity than ever before for the universe’s most elusive component: dark matter.

Personality May Be Key To ‘Psyching’ Oneself Up For Exercise

Published: May 3rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Who you are determines how you stay fit, suggests a new University of Florida study that links personality as one factor in an individual’s willingness to stick to an exercise routine.