UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Dips As Election High Fades

Published: December 31 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell sharply in December, suggesting an end to any optimism over the outcome of mid-term elections and renewed concerns about the nation’s economic future, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Brain Cell Death

Published: December 30 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trimming the waistline may not be the only reason to cut calories after the New Year: Doing so also may protect the brain from aging.

An Unlikely New Weapon Against A Deadly Bacteria In Oysters: A Virus

Published: December 18 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People looking forward to eating raw oysters over the holidays will welcome news that scientists are making progress in the fight against a rare but deadly disease associated with the tasty bivalves.

UF veterinarians warn pet owners of holiday hazards

Published: December 12 2002

UF Expert Evaluates Colorful New Holiday Plants

Published: December 11 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Don’t be surprised to find a red elf in your house this holiday season.

As War Clouds Gather, Robot Brings Peace To Holiday Season

Published: December 10 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A world on the brink of a war that likely will be fought with aerial drones, laser-guided bombs and other smart weapons may welcome a peacenik robot invented by a University of Florida student.

Rat brain study helps UF researchers understand weight loss, gene therapy potential

Published: December 10 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A hormone that increases energy use and decreases appetite in mammals is helping University of Florida researchers learn how rats’ brains control weight loss and how gene therapy might one day help people stay slim effortlessly.

UF Research Shows Kids Need To Be Where The Wild Things Are

Published: December 9 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Planners need to create safe, wild spaces in urban areas because unstructured natural areas offer children rich opportunities to learn how to find their way in strange territory and gain other skills, a University of Florida expert says.

From The Bone Of A Horse, A New Idea For Aircraft Structures

Published: December 2 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The horse, a classic model of grace and speed on land, is now an unlikely source of inspiration for more efficient flight.

UF Ranks First Among Public Schools For National Achievement Scholars

Published: December 18 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida ranked first among public institutions in attracting National Achievement Scholars during the past year, according to rankings released today.