UF Research: Despite Male Image, Stone Toolmaking Also Done By Women

Published: March 31 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Move over, man the toolmaker: The idea of men as stone tool producers may need some rechiseling, say University of Florida scientists who found women sometimes are the masters.

U.S. And Canadian Researchers Link Gene To Pain Relief In Redheaded Women

Published: March 27 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The jury is still out on whether blondes truly have more fun, but if the latest medical research is any indication, it’s redheads who could have all the luck: A potent painkiller appears to work better in women who carry a gene associated with red hair and fair skin, report University of Florida and McGill University researchers.

UF to coordinate new plant diagnostic network for biosecurity in southern United States

Published: March 26 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help protect agriculture from terrorism, the University of Florida is one of five land-grant universities in the nation coordinating a new National Plant Diagnostic Network that will provide an early warning about pests and diseases.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence faced problems before war

Published: March 25 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence edged up one point in March, but the overall index value remained relatively unchanged since last month when it sank to its lowest level in more than a decade, University of Florida economists report.

A Prescription For The Future: A Contact Lens That Delivers Drugs

Published: March 23 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People suffering from glaucoma or other eye diseases could one day replace eye drops with drug-laden contact lenses that deliver medication precisely when and where it is needed.

For News Media: Sources Available For Stories On War With Iraq

Published: March 17 2003

Terror Threats Prompt States To Shrink Access To Security-Related Records

Published: March 14 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the face of terrorism threats, state lawmakers across the nation are locking up government records that deal with everything from security response plans to criminal investigations, according to research by the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project at the University of Florida.

Huge Experiment To Test New Approach To Make Landfills Last Longer

Published: March 11 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A massive outdoor experiment designed to test a new approach that could significantly extend the lifespan of the nation’s overburdened landfills and reduce their potential for pollution will get under way later this spring.

Mini-Makeovers: Book Describes Innovative Small-Town Survival Stories

Published: March 10 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If social historians are right and small towns are dying, some civic leaders apparently haven’t gotten the word.

UF Study: Internet Shoppers Wary Of Giving Personal Info For Rewards

Published: March 6 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The offer of a reward may help police track down a suspect or lead to the return of a lost wedding ring, but it won’t get Internet users to give out personal information, a University of Florida study shows.

UF medical researchers develop portable hand-washing station for field workers

Published: March 5 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ferns may not trump roses in floral arrangements, but their fronds play an irreplaceable supporting role, adding color and symmetry.

UF To Lead New Research Insititute At Kennedy Space Center

Published: March 17 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will lead a group of more than 20 universities in a new research institute whose aim will be to improve the safety and lower the costs of launching spacecraft.

"Highway 61:" UF Professor’s Book A Father/Son Look At American Life

Published: March 3 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some might call it a classic road trip, a father-and-son bonding experience, an odyssey through America’s heartland, a pilgrimage in honor of blues and folk-music icons.