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Background Noise Jumbles Brain Circuits, UF Researchers Find

Published: Sep 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Background noises don’t just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity, a discovery that helps explain why even perfectly loud speech can be hard to understand in a noisy room, say University of Florida researchers writing in the current Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Little Changed By Hurricanes

Published: Sep 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricanes did little this month to dampen consumer confidence among Floridians, which declined only slightly, University of Florida economists report.

Financial Problems In Hurricanes’ Wake Similar To Those Of 9-11

Published: Sep 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the wake of four deadly hurricanes, people in the hardest-hit areas face financial trauma that mirrors the economic devastation suffered nationally after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a University of Florida law professor.

UF Scientists Combine Experimental Therapies To Fight Gene Disorders

Published: Sep 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have combined stem cell therapy and gene therapy in a new strategy to correct inherited diseases, according to a study published this week in the online edition of the journal Hepatology.

Saving candidate Kerry

Saving candidate Kerry

Published: Sep 22nd, 2004

An open letter to Candidate John Kerry:
Mr. Kerry – your presidential campaign is in trouble. After leading President Bush in the polls, your numbers have headed south since the Republican convention.

UF experts available to comment on insect problems after hurricanes

Published: Sep 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An increase in standing water following the massive rains that accompanied recent hurricanes have health officials worried that mosquito populations may blossom. The following University of Florida experts are available to comment about mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

UF Researchers Find Frozen North May Accelerate Global Warming

Published: Sep 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite their sub-zero temperatures, ecosystems of the frozen north may actually accelerate global warming, University of Florida researchers have found.

El Niño May Bring Early End To Hurricane Season, But Little Help To Florida Farmers, UF Researcher Says

Published: Sep 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The El Niño phenomenon, which some forecasters say already has returned, could bring an early end to one of the toughest hurricane seasons in Florida’s history.

Updated list of UF sources available to discuss Ivan, Hurricane

Published: Sep 16th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Ivan’s assault on the Gulf Coast, the following University of Florida sources are available to speak to the news media about a variety of storm- and hurricane-related topics.

UF “hurricane house” shows little damage after direct hit by Hurricane Frances

Published: Sep 14th, 2004

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Built to withstand winds of more the 140 miles per hour, the University of Florida’s “hurricane house” survived Hurricane Frances when the eye of the storm passed through St. Lucie County.