UF experts assist statewide clean marina program

Published: June 28 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida boaters with an environmental conscience now can look for marinas with the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, thanks to a new state program.

UF survey: tax refund promise boosts consumer confidence

Published: June 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida increased two points this month, most likely reflecting high spirits over the recent news of income tax refunds, University of Florida economists said today.

UF research: remote amazon region has highest diversity of mammals

Published: June 26 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like much of the Amazon, the rainforests of northeastern Peru are home to a rich variety of animals.

UF entomologist identifies exotic new termite in South Florida

Published: June 21 2001

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Add an exotic new termite to the growing list of invasive pests gnawing their way across Florida.

New use for old tires: grind them up and toss them on athletic fields

Published: June 18 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If anyone is wondering what to do with millions of recalled Firestone tires, a University of Florida researcher has a suggestion: Grind them up and spread them on athletic fields and golf courses.

Florida researchers launch first excavation of black Seminole town

Published: June 14 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first ever excavation of a black Seminole town is under way in Central Florida and may unearth how the runaway slaves actually lived within the embattled Seminole Indian nation, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF study: divorce can be conversation stopper or subject of gaffes

Published: June 12 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breaking up is hard to do when the divorced person must endure to rude remarks and flippant observations, says a University of Florida researcher whose own marriage break-up led her to study the subject.

Older blacks face higher disability risk, UF study shows

Published: June 11 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The golden years are more likely to be tarnished for black Americans, who face a higher risk of disabilities than their Latino and white counterparts, a University of Florida study shows.

New UF peach variety has strange shape and sweet taste

Published: June 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a UFO, but it’s not unidentified

UF study: weight-training reverses transplant patients’ bone loss

Published: June 6 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Mitch Davey was being considered for a lung transplant at Shands Transplant Center at the University of Florida, doctors discovered he had severe osteoporosis.

UF expert says food labels don't tell whole story

Published: June 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— During the past decade, American consumers have become avid readers of nutrition labels. Today's health-conscious shoppers closely examine food packages for tip-off words such as fat, salt and sugar.

‘Child-friendly’ educational software to help diabetic children

Published: June 4 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children learning to cope with diabetes may soon get some assistance from a parrot, a magician and a genie.

Astronomers: mysterious brown dwarfs likely “failed stars”

Published: June 7 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international research team led by University of Florida astronomers announced today (6/7) it has found dusty disks surrounding numerous faint objects believed to be “brown dwarfs” in the Orion Nebula.

UF researcher: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer’s care from family doctors

Published: June 13 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in rural areas rely on their family doctors for everything from delivering babies to dealing with heart trouble and fixing broken bones.