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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: May 7 2003
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fear is a factor in human behavior, but behold the power of cheese – oozing, maggot-ridden cheese.
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.
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.
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.