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Museum announces 2007-08 Museum Associates Board

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced its 2007-2008 Museum Associates Board.

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FLA — The free ride is almost over for the “evil weevil” destroying Florida’s native bromeliads.

Florida Museum completes native wildflower, butterfly education projects

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently completed several major projects to help educate the public about the state’s native butterflies and wildflowers. Funded with a $94,409 […]

UF graduate students recognized for Florida Museum research

Published: Jun 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2007 Austin Award, given annually by the museum’s University Teaching Committee to recognize excellence in natural science research, and the 2007 Ripley P. Bullen Award, named after an influential Florida Museum archaeologist of the 1940s and 1950s.

Outdoor alcohol ads boost kids’ urge to drink

Published: Jun 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the world depicted in an alcohol billboard, bikini-clad babes clutch icy bottles, frothy beer flows over frosty mugs and the slogan reads, “Life is good.” Ads like these may target adults, but children are getting the message too, a University of Florida and University of Minnesota study shows.

Alcohol Ads

Published: Jun 27th, 2007

By the time they hit high school, an alarming number of teens have already hit the bottle. A third of U.S. ninth graders report they’ve used alcohol before age thirteen. Now, a University of Florida study suggests parents should pay close attention to ads for alcohol kids see near their schools.

Research Report: Alcohol Ads

Published: Jun 27th, 2007

By the time they hit high school, an alarming number of teens have already hit the bottle. A third of U.S. ninth graders report they’ve used alcohol before age thirteen. Now, a University of Florida study suggests parents should pay close attention to ads for alcohol kids see near their schools.

New York Times: Bioenergy research

Published: Jun 26th, 2007

The University of Florida was mentioned in a June 26 New York Times story as among the universities participating in the Department of Energy’s creation of three bioenergy research centers […]

Future optimism buoys Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Jun 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose one point to 83 in June, one month after dropping to its lowest level in 19 months, a new University of Florida study finds.

Cord blood may preserve insulin levels in children with type 1 diabetes

Published: Jun 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Umbilical cord blood may safely preserve insulin production in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, according to findings from a small national pilot study presented today (June 25) at the American Diabetes Association’s 67th Scientific Sessions in Chicago.