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Scientists get look at genes’ defensive playbook

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using a new method to identify networks of infection-fighting genes, scientists writing in today’s (Aug. 31) online edition of Nature say more than 15 percent of our genes are mobilized to defend against microbial attacks.

Technique helps puts freeze on need for repeat breast surgeries

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women with breast cancer who undergo lumpectomy could avoid a return trip to the operating room, thanks to a laboratory test that quickly confirms whether surgeons have removed the entire tumor — before their patients head home, University of Florida physicians report.

Research Report: Cool water exercise

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

The next time you jump in a cool pool to exercise, don’t count on losing five pounds per lap. Swimming in cooler water apparently increases your appetite. For more, here’s […]

David Denslow: Florida Sun-Sentinel

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

Economist David Denslow was quoted in an Aug. 31 South Florida Sun-Sentinel (circ. 375,145) story about an expected rise in the price of construction materials following Hurricane Katrina.

Bob Stroh: Miami Herald

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

Bob Stroh, director of the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing, was quoted in an Aug. 31 Miami Herald (circ. 444,119) story about how rising housing prices are […]

Thomas Spreen: Associated Press

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

Thomas Spreen, chairman of the food and resources economics department, was quoted in an Aug. 31 Associated Press state wire about the financial impact of Hurricane Katrina on Florida agriculture.

Gator Growl Talent Night seeks performers to audition

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE – Auditions for Gator Growl Talent Night will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 the Reitz Student Union Rooms 361-362. Talent Night will be held Sept. 20 at The Venue (formerly Graffiti Beach) in downtown Gainesville.

UF study: fuel prices continue to hurt Florida consumer confidence

Published: Aug 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped three points to 92 in August, reflecting continued concerns over high fuel prices, University of Florida economists report.

UF anthropologist sees hurricane changing New Orleans’ nature

Published: Aug 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Orleans’ unique personality – and those of its residents — may never be the same in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Gators urged to help victims of hurricane Katrina

Published: Aug 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Officials with the University of Florida Center for Leadership and Service would like to suggest a number of ways for students, faculty and staff to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.