UF Scientist Among Planners For Post-War Iraq Wetlands Restoration

Published: February 27 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the U.S. military gets ready for a possible war in Iraq, an international group of scientists is gearing up for a major project that could take place after such a war: restoring a huge wetland systematically drained by Saddam Hussein.

Obese People Experience Delay In Feeling Full, UF Researchers Find

Published: February 26 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people feel full about 10 minutes after they begin eating, but for those who are obese, it may take almost twice as long for their brains to get the message, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.

UF Survey: Rising War Concerns Sink Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: February 25 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell in February to its lowest level in more than a decade, reflecting growing consumer anxiety over possible war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Black Magic Enjoying Renaissance Among Whites — And Blacks

Published: February 24 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black magic is growing paler as the mysterious practices once used to "poison" evil slave masters attract a larger following among white Americans, who frequent conjure shops and seek voodoo rites on vacations, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF expert: United States can't stop terrorism aimed at agriculture

Published: February 20 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with the country on its highest level of terrorism alert since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a University of Florida expert says the United States can't protect its farms, crops and cattle from biological weapons.

UF Researchers: School-Based Clinics Step Toward Health-Care Reform

Published: February 19 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite becoming a political battleground over conflicting moral values, school-based health centers have thrived and even been touted as an innovative health-care reform, say two University of Florida authors of a newly published book on the subject.

UF Researcher Finds Vitamins, Regular Exercise And Weight Training May Improve Bone Density Without Hormone Therapy

Published: February 18 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the debate over the safety of hormone replacement therapy continues, University of Florida nurse researchers have shown in a small but promising study that a combination of vitamin supplements, exercise and weight training may provide postmenopausal women an alternate way to improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

James Scott, UF Vice President For Student Affairs, Dies Sunday

Published: February 16 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. James E. Scott, vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida, died today (2/16) at Shands at UF medical center after a 16-month battle with cancer. He was 55.

UF Researchers Putting Scents Back Into Flowers

Published: February 13 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stop and smell the roses – that is if you can find any that still have scents.

UF Researchers: Migration Fuels Steady Growth To 2030 In Florida

Published: February 11 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida will continue to grow steadily but unevenly as the state’s current population swells nearly 8 million residents to 24.4 million by 2030, according to the latest projections from the University of Florida.

UF Researcher: Standard Surgery Is Best Treatment For Hyperparathyroidism

Published: February 10 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida surgeon is calling for a return to a more traditional surgical treatment for a hormonal imbalance that causes a constellation of symptoms doctors have coined “moans, groans, stones and bones.”

Missouri law professor Robert Jerry named next UF law dean

Published: February 7 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Missouri law Professor Robert Jerry has been named dean of the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, effective July 1.

UF Researchers Developing Microbes And Plants To Detect Explosive Compounds In Soils

Published: February 6 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To detect toxic explosive residues in the soil – including unexploded artillery shells and other weapons – University of Florida researchers are using genetic engineering to modify microbes and plants that can be used as “biosensors.”

Built for battle, brain injury test may be health-care boon

Published: February 6 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. soldiers fighting in today’s high-tech military force will be much more likely to survive traumatic brain injuries if University of Florida researchers succeed in developing a blood test to assess the severity of head wounds on the battlefield, U.S. Department of Defense officials say.

World Shark Attacks Sink For Second Year In Row, UF Research Shows

Published: February 5 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A weak economy and excessive fishing may have taken a bite out of shark attacks, which declined in 2002 for the second straight year, a new University of Florida report shows.

UF Research Reveals How Amateur Athletes Can Think Like Experts

Published: February 25 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite years of practice that tee shot just won’t stay in the fairway. Or maybe after serving that tennis ball a thousand times, you just can’t make it fly like you want.