UF Research Suggests Antibiotic Combination Could Beat Bacterial "Superbugs"

Published: May 29 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deadly drug-resistant bacterial infections that endanger hospital patients often leave doctors with few treatment options, but University of Florida researchers report the combination of a promising new antibiotic and an older, less-used drug could provide another weapon against the "superbugs."

UF Study: Children’s Knowledge Gap Of Folk Songs Threatens Heritage

Published: May 28 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children in the United States aren’t singing the songs of their heritage, an omission that puts the nation in jeopardy of losing a longstanding and rich part of its identity, a new University of Florida study suggests.

Florida Consumer Confidence Still Rebounding, UF Survey Shows

Published: May 27 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose moderately in May, the second month in a row to reflect optimism over the end of war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

In A "Wild Place:" Astronomers Find Seven Planet-Forming Disks, Doubling Total

Published: May 26 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A mammoth sky survey led by University of Florida astronomers has uncovered seven planet-forming disks in clusters of young stars, doubling the number of such disks discovered and expanding the territory that might yield new planets.

UF Veterinarians, Engineers Team Up On New System To Save Manatee Lives

Published: May 22 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Manatees and boaters, two groups perpetually at odds, might soon find themselves on the same wavelength, thanks to the equivalent of the manatee pick-up line.

UF Researchers Developing More Accurate Method To Predict Rip Currents

Published: May 21 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As people flock to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, the rolling waves and blue seas could hide a deadly threat: rip currents.

UF Researchers Search For Ways To Save Sharks From Multiple Threats

Published: May 20 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Swimmers kicking off the summer beach season this weekend may fear sharks, but in some ways the giant predators face greater dangers than humans, says a University of Florida shark expert.

UF nutrigenomics research shows how nutrients affect genes

Published: May 19 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While diet has long been recognized as a key factor affecting chronic diseases, new University of Florida research demonstrates how one nutrient can influence the health of genes at the molecular level.

UF study reveals black patients require more medicines at higher doses to control blood pressure

Published: May 16 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cardiologists have long acknowledged that high blood pressure is more difficult to treat in patients of certain racial or ethnic origins. That’s especially true for black people, who are at higher risk of developing the condition, are often afflicted with it at a younger age and are less likely to respond to medications designed to control it.

UF names 17-year veteran from Purdue as new police chief

Published: May 15 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has selected as its new police chief Linda J. Stump, now chief of police at Purdue University.

UF Physicist: Dark Matter, Extra Dimensions Tied, Possibly Detectable

Published: May 13 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of scientists that includes a University of Florida physicist has suggested that two of the biggest mysteries in particle physics and astrophysics – the existence of extra time and space dimensions and the composition of an invisible cosmic substance called dark matter – may be connected.

UF Study Shows Food-Origin Labeling Will Benefit Consumers And Producers

Published: May 8 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time of rising concern over food security, public demand is growing for information about where food originates.

Yuck: UF Researchers Say Disgust As Much A Factor As Fear For Obsessive-Compulsive Patients

Published: May 7 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fear is a factor in human behavior, but behold the power of cheese – oozing, maggot-ridden cheese.

Two New UF Instruments To Aid Quest For Cosmic Origins

Published: May 5 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Astronomers probing the most distant and ancient regions of the universe and the origins of galaxies, stars and planets will soon have two powerful new tools.

UF Study Finds Feral Cat Colonies Threaten Endangered Species Nationwide

Published: May 1 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With 4 million to 6 million unwanted animals – mostly cats – put to sleep each year in the United States, some people might consider it more humane to free the felines into the wild.

Study Suggests States’ Records Laws For E-Mail Inadequate

Published: May 19 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most state governments have inadequate rules on official e-mail that may limit public access to those records, according to new research by the Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project at the University of Florida.