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Pets Gone Wild: Iguanas Spread Rapidly In South Florida

Published: Jan 31st, 2005

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Brought into Florida as pets, iguanas are a good example of how exotic animals can become a nuisance in the state, says a University of Florida pest management specialist.

Rhetoric Plays Big Role In Military Decisions, UF Professor Says

Published: Jan 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wartime decisions often are influenced not by battlefield realities but rather by the rhetoric of politicians and military, according to University of Florida research.

Taking Herbs With Other Drugs May Harm Health And Fizzle Finances

Published: Jan 26th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Older black women who use herbal medications view themselves as healthier than their counterparts who don’t use the preparations, yet many aren’t clearly informed of the products’ true benefits – or their potential dangers, University of Florida nursing researchers report in a recent issue of Clinical Nursing Research.

UF Study: Job Growth And Gift Cards Boost Consumer Confidence

Published: Jan 25th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose one point in January, virtually erasing the previous month’s decline, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Key To Controlling Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes May Be NATs

Published: Jan 20th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study suggests a novel way to control populations of disease-bearing mosquitoes: target the way those insect cells absorb nutrients from their diet.

Companies Spawned From UF Research Boost Florida’s Economy

Published: Jan 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Companies based on University of Florida technologies contribute nearly half a billion dollars to Florida’s economy annually, according to an analysis by UF’s Center for Building Better Communities.

Cold weather hikes blood pressure, UF scientist warns

Published: Jan 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When winter arrives and temperatures drop, there’s one place the mercury actually rises — in blood pressure gauges.

Study Shows Weight Training Gives MS Patients Physical, Emotional Benefits

Published: Jan 13th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lifting weights can improve muscle strength and quality of life for people afflicted with the degenerative disease multiple sclerosis, a new University of Florida study finds.

Astronomers: asteroid collisions may account for star’s odd appearance

Published: Jan 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The recent collision of two huge asteroids or tiny planets may be the cause of the mysterious lopsided appearance of the most famous of the universe’s planet-forming stars, a team of astronomers says.

Key To Aging May Be Found In Heart Muscle Cell Deterioration

Published: Jan 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The key to why humans age may be found deep within the heart, a University of Florida researcher says.