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UF helps launch new Food Safety Institute of the Americas

Published: Oct 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To guard against unsafe food reaching consumers in today’s international marketplace, the Food Safety Institute of the Americas is being established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the University of Florida and other participants in 31 nations of the hemisphere.

UF Professor: Terrorist Attacks Akin To Launching Of Soviet Satellite

Published: Oct 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans’ reactions to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been reminiscent of the alarm and panic the nation felt after the launch of the Soviets’ Sputnik more than 45 years ago, but a University of Florida researcher says there’s one key difference: Sputnik prompted far more national soul-searching.

Hurricanes and Halloween: Florida bats on mosquito-feeding frenzy

Published: Oct 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This Halloween, there are lots of treats out there for hungry bats.

UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Stagnant In Cooling Economy

Published: Oct 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in October, a sign that the economic recovery from the 2001 recession is more sluggish than expected, which could influence voters, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers Show Mice Live Longer When They Slim Down After Gene Therapy

Published: Oct 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors have said it for years: Maintaining a healthy weight can help you live longer.

Secondhand Exposure To Drugs May Be An Occupational Hazard For Anesthesiologists

Published: Oct 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On-the-job exposure to low doses of powerful medications commonly administered to patients intravenously in the operating room may be a factor leading some anesthesiologists to abuse drugs, a theory University of Florida researchers will present Saturday at the 34th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.

UF receives record $469.8 million in research grants in 2003-04

Published: Oct 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida received a record $469.8 million in research funding during fiscal year 2003-04, due in part to a $19.2 million increase in state funding.

UF expert: redesigned DNA points to future for “personalized” medicine

Published: Oct 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifty years after James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA’s structure, scientists are learning to redesign it, creating new ways to diagnose diseases and unlocking the chemical ancestors of life, a University of Florida chemist writes in a paper to appear in this week’s issue of the journal Science.

UF Scientist: "Brain" In A Dish Acts As Autopilot, Living Computer

Published: Oct 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has grown a living "brain" that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network.

GOP’s edge in Florida withers

Published: Oct 20th, 2004

The most notable aspect of the presidential contest is not Florida’s likely repeat performance as tiebreaker, but rather that Florida continues to shift enough toward the Democrats to be seriously in play.