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UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Dips Slightly

Published: June 30 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida lost one point in June from the previous month, reflecting doubts about personal finances and the national economy, University of Florida economists report.

UF Entomologist Develops Safe, Effective Alternative To Deet Insect Repellents

Published: June 29 1999

GAINESVILLE—After 15 years of tests on more than 3,900 compounds, a University of Florida researcher has developed a safe, natural insect repellent that protects people against everything from mosquitoes and ticks to tiny “no-see-ums.”

UF Report: Three Florida Metro Areas’ Per Capita Income Rank In Top 20

Published: June 25 1999

GAINESVILLE —Three South Florida coastal metro areas rank in the top 20 nationally in per capita personal income, while the state’s poorest individuals tend to reside in more remote northern counties, according to the latest report on income released today by University of Florida economists.

UF Professor: Widows Not Merry But More Socially Liberated Than Past

Published: June 23 1999

GAINESVILLE — The death of a spouse hurts deeply, but fewer taboos about dating and remarrying makes widowhood less of an ordeal than in the past, says a University of Florida researcher.

University of Florida Study Finds Immune System Rebound For Some Children With AIDS

Published: June 18 1999

GAINESVILLE—Young children infected with HIV have one substantial advantage over those who are older: a much greater capacity for immune system restoration when treated with a potent new class of AIDS drugs, according to a new University of Florida study.

Aquaculture May Relieve Problem Of Fished-Out Oceans

Published: June 17 1999

GAINESVILLE — As more people are turning to fish for a health-conscious food staple, aquaculture could stave off the threat of fished-out oceans in the next 40 years, say University of Florida researchers.

Making Science And Engineering Interesting

Published: June 16 1999

A unique University of Florida program is aimed in part at helping to reverse a nationwide decline in the number of students earning degrees in engineering.

UF Study: Near-Extinct Crocs Make Comeback In Popular Biscayne Bay

Published: June 14 1999

GAINESVILLE — The appearance of the American crocodile in popular Biscayne Bay after 25 years marks the comeback of the reptile from near-extinction in South Florida, says a University of Florida researcher.

Seedless Watermelons On Verge Of Making It Big, Researcher Says

Published: June 11 1999

BRADENTON—Champion watermelon-seed spitters may revile University of Florida researcher Don Maynard, but consumers whose only interest in watermelon is culinary will cheer him.

UF Researchers Explore Gene Therapy To Treat Obesity

Published: June 10 1999

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida scientists have successfully used gene therapy to control appetite and weight in obese animal models, they announced this week.

UF Study: Female Ministers Face Pettiness, Patriarchy And Pressures

Published: June 9 1999

GAINESVILLE — Women have hit the stained glass ceiling when it comes to making it in the male-dominated field of the ministry, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researchers: Man-Made Wetlands Can Help Urban Farms Treat Runoff

Published: June 2 1999

GAINESVILLE — An environmentally friendly solution to farm runoff could help dairymen survive in an increasingly urban and regulation-filled world, say University of Florida researchers.

UF Study: Graveyard Shift May Have Benefits For Shift Workers

Published: June 1 1999

GAINESVILLE — Graveyard shifts can be killers, but employees whose schedules include the wee hours actually stay alert and are more attentive on the day shift than other shift workers, a new University of Florida study finds.

"Quiet Eye" Is The Key To Making The Shot, Says UF Sports Researcher

Published: June 15 1999

GAINESVILLE — When it comes to games such as pool and darts, people with the quietest eyes will play the best, a University of Florida researcher has concluded.

Health Food Supplement May Have Great Value-For Hogs

Published: June 21 1999

GAINESVILLE — It’s touted for boosting your energy and helping your immune system.

UF Entomologist Identifies "Killer Bees" At Jacksonville Port

Published: June 22 1999

GAINESVILLE — Florida agriculture officials are on alert with traps and bait after confirming the first colonies of African honey bees — commonly known as “killer bees” — east of the Mississippi River.

UF Researcher's New Geographic Technology Can Eliminate Urban Decay

Published: June 16 1999

GAINESVILLE — A new geographic market analysis technique that forecasts demand for office space can replace huge white elephants with black ink for taxpayers, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study Shows Despite Ads, Cities Catch The 'Net While Small Towns Lag

Published: June 28 1999

GAINESVILLE — Even as the hype portrays the Internet as a tool that will level the economic playing fields for big cities and small towns, the virtual reality is that a few select cities will get the lion’s share of the information action, a new University of Florida study finds.