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UF receives five-year grant to increase diversity in graduate programs

Published: Mar 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has been awarded a $6.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a coalition of universities and colleges throughout the Southeast as part of a program to increase the number of domestic minority students earning doctorates in science, engineering and mathematics.

Solving sleep problems helps epileptic children

Published: Mar 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sleeping woes may explain why children with epilepsy are often so hyperactive, say researchers with the University of Florida’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.

UF study: rising gas prices help sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: Mar 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell three points to 94 in March, reflecting concerns about rising gas prices despite relatively positive news about healthy employment levels in the state, University of Florida economists report.

Military families targeted for high-interest loans, UF professor says

Published: Mar 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Payday loan companies — which make high-cost loans to cash-strapped people – target military members and their families, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor.

Engineers develop undetectable means of measuring speed, motion

Published: Mar 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research aimed at teaching robots to “see” may soon make it possible to bag speeding motorists, track enemy planes, and automatically safeguard the nation’s borders and resources […]

UF science discovery raises questions about origin of African mammals

Published: Mar 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Into Africa” rather than “Out of Africa” could well be the better description of how certain mammals originated and spread across the world, according to a University of Florida scientist, who has found the first evidence for origins in North America of a mammal thought to be endemic to Africa.

It’s all in the mix: right blend of microbes and plants can clean up toxic spills

Published: Mar 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Superfund sites are infamous for their hazardous, stubborn chemical wastes, but one cleanup solution may be to put the right mix of plants and microbes together in the soil, according to a new University of Florida study.

Live oral bacteria found in arterial plaque

Published: Mar 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gum disease has been linked to hardening of the arteries for nearly a decade, and scientists have long fingered a gang of oral bacteria as the obvious suspects behind many cases of the vessel-clogging killer.

UF Researcher: Ideas About Fossil Horses Undergo Evolution In Thinking

UF Researcher: Ideas About Fossil Horses Undergo Evolution In Thinking

Published: Mar 21st, 2005

Gainesville, Fla. — The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be, says a University of Florida researcher whose findings show that the evolution of horses had more twists and turns than previously thought.

Engineers: in big picture, gas, cordless mowers equal polluters

Published: Mar 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gasoline mowers pollute more than their electric cousins – or do they?