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UF research: oyster shells hold promise as water cleanser

Published: Jun 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As living organisms, oysters help filter and clean seawater. Now, scientists may be able to broaden that natural cleansing ability by using the bivalves’ shells to rid fresh water of pollutants.

UF Scientists Correct Muscle Disorder In Mice By Delivering Gene Therapy To The Womb

Published: Jun 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — These days the stork barely begins to circle and parents already know whether to stock up on pink or blue. Now a growing number of researchers are pondering whether gene therapy to prevent an array of devastating disorders detectable before birth might someday also be part of the prenatal package.

Young Floridians Confident Amid Improved Economy; Seniors Uncertain

Published: Jun 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians in June regained some of its losses from the previous month, driven by a nationwide job market recovery, fewer unemployment claims and a revival in retail sales, University of Florida economists report.

New Plant Could Halt One Of World’s Most Damaging Tomato Diseases

Published: Jun 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the world’s most damaging tomato diseases may have met its match, now that University of Florida researchers have found a way to give plants resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus.

Finding A Clue To A Mysterious Kidney Disease

Published: Jun 24th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A mysterious disease that causes the body's immune system to turn against itself also sends a warning signal to alert doctors of the onset of its worst symptoms, University of Florida physicians have found.

Weather Plays Major Role In Outcomes In Sport And Financial Arenas

Published: Jun 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may be no surprise to avid football fans that teams coming from warm climates have a tough time winning in the cold, but new research shows investors might want borrow a page from the same playbook.

UF Geologists: New Technique Sheds Light On Maya History

Published: Jun 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There are elaborate hieroglyphs, burial objects and other clues.

Other viewpoints: Science, security lose as foreign-born enrollment dips

Other viewpoints: Science, security lose as foreign-born enrollment dips

Published: Jun 17th, 2004

This year’s marked decline in international graduate student applications, largely attributed to the difficulty of obtaining student visas in the wake of Sept. 11, is ironic. If history is any guide, the foreign students we’re losing as a result of the war on terrorism may be the very ones we need to help us win it.

UF Obesity Research Suggests New Way To Beat Biochemical Bottleneck

Published: Jun 17th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There's more than one way to slim a cat – at least that's the hope of University of Florida obesity researchers, who believe pets and even people may someday benefit from gene therapy research aimed at breaking through the biochemical bottleneck that makes many middle-aged mammals gain weight.

Redemption Of Mail-In Rebates Declines With Increased Time Allowance

Published: Jun 15th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People may be in a hurry to save, but they're slow to take up the offer, a new UF study on mail-in rebates suggests.