UF researchers find opinions split on ADHD treatment

Published: October 31 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The popular perception may be that parents clamor to put their children on stimulant medications such as Ritalin at the first sign of hyperactive behavior. But a new University of Florida study has found that many parents actually are quite frightened of drug therapy.

UF survey: low interest rates help lift Florida consumer confidence

Published: October 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose slightly in October, buoyed by low interest rates and the realization that timing is good to make major purchases, but personal finances still rank as a concern, University of Florida economists said today.

Observations from UF Camera deepen mystery about galaxy

Published: October 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A surprising discovery that a fundamental feature normally surrounding a black hole is missing may revolutionize scientific understanding of active galaxies, say University of Florida researchers.

Backyard bat houses promote pest control, says UF expert

Published: October 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forget the garlic and put away those wooden stakes.

UF Study: college students unprepared for real-life romance

Published: October 25 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Popular music and television shows that idealize romance mislead college students, who often don’t expect to encounter conflict in their relationships, a new University of Florida study suggests.

UF scientist links bacterium to kidney stone prevention

Published: October 24 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Dietary supplementation with a beneficial bacterium that plays a key role in breaking down a substance linked to kidney stone formation could someday prevent stone disease in people, a University of Florida researcher and his colleagues have discovered.

UF experts hope to solve mysteries of sturgeon migration

Published: October 24 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a migratory mystery.

UF professor: air cleaning system destroys anthrax, other pathogens

Published: October 24 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An indoor air cleaning system originally developed to zap dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax and other pathogenic microbes, says the University of Florida engineering professor who pioneered the technology.

UF Study bares contradictions about American nudists

Published: October 18 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The naked truth about the American nudist movement is its failure to live up to the ideal that everyone is treated the same, despite social standing or the shape of their bodies, a new University of Florida study finds.

New federally funded rehabilitation research center at UF will explore new technologies to aid seniors with disabilities

Published: October 15 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—For older people with physical and cognitive impairments, little things like wireless phones, motion-sensor lights, remote controls for household appliances and door locks are big factors in promoting independence and quality of life.

UF Engineer, students create glow-in-the-dark bicycle

Published: October 15 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nighttime cyclists may soon have a dramatic safety improvement that’s sure to get glowing reviews: a bike that glows from stem to stern, wheels included.

UF nurse researcher identifies search criteria for wandering Alzheimer's patients

Published: October 11 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Less than 4 percent of memory-impaired adults who wander away from home are able to return unassisted, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Study suggests women learn less than men during college

Published: October 10 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite closing the gender gap in higher education in recent years, women learn only two-thirds of what men do during college, according to a researcher at the University of Florida.

UF survey: citrus land values decline as other farmland values increase

Published: October 9 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the exception of citrus groves, the value of farmland in Florida increased during the past year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF sources available for stories on Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Published: October 9 2001

The following sources at the University of Florida are available to speak to the news media today regarding the apparent terrorist attacks in Washington and New York City.

Cane syrup makes a comeback, with help from UF

Published: October 5 2001

QUINCY, Fla. — Grab a biscuit: Homegrown cane syrup is making a comeback.

New radiation therapy technique developed at UF now used in treating tumors in animals

Published: October 4 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Through a unique partnership between University of Florida veterinarians and scientists based at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF, small animals with tumors are now able to receive some of the world’s most advanced radiation planning and treatment in a procedure thought to be the first of its type available anywhere.

UF researchers laser mapping WTC, Pentagon sites

Published: October 3 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live and work in buildings surrounding the former site of the World Trade Center may feel safer once a unique project to precisely map the damage is completed, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF study: black tourists report wide range of racial discrimination

Published: October 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leisure travel for college-educated African Americans is often tainted by the ordeal of racial discrimination as more than three out of four black tourists report biased treatment in sit-down restaurants, new University of Florida research finds.