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UF Researchers Find Radiation Prolongs Survival For Certain Breast Cancer Patients

Published: June 26 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aggressively tackling invasive breast cancer with a trio of treatments – surgery, chemotherapy and, notably, radiation – helps certain women remain disease-free longer, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Engineers Develop A Safer Barrier For Road Construction Zones

Published: June 25 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The culprit in more than 1,000 fatalities and 40,000 injuries annually nationwide, construction zones are notoriously dangerous places for road workers and motorists.

Federal Government Funds Several UF International Programs

Published: June 24 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the University of Florida has won a number of grants to create a transnational and global studies program and a European studies program, as well as to continue support for existing programs in Latin American and African studies.

UF to require writing test for undergraduate applicants

Published: June 19 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida announced today that it will require all undergraduate applicants to take a standardized writing test beginning in spring 2005.

UF Astronomers: Universe Slightly Simpler Than Expected

Published: June 16 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The universe just became a little less mysterious.

UF Study: Early Puberty Girls More Likely To Use Alcohol, Marijuana

Published: June 14 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A jumpstart on puberty increases the likelihood girls will have a fast start with alcohol and marijuana, perhaps leading to a faster life, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Professor: Self-Reflection More Critical To Wisdom Than Knowledge

Published: June 11 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wisdom comes with age if people learn to feel and reflect, but there is little incentive to do so in a hectic American culture that reveres Spock-like logic, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Surgeons Find Bypass Technique Aids Recovery In Children With Respiratory Problems

Published: June 9 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A form of heart-lung bypass commonly used in newborns battling respiratory distress also benefits older children and teens experiencing lung failure caused by severe smoke inhalation, asthma and other serious conditions, University of Florida pediatric surgeons report in the June issue of the Annals of Surgery.

Among Disabled, Exercise Can Boost Moods Of Those With Most-Negative Traits

Published: June 4 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mounting evidence suggests exercise can improve one’s mood. Now University of Florida researchers have found physical activity provides significant emotional benefits to those whose personalities are naturally more negative, anxious and depressed.

UF Researchers Link Poor Kidney Function With Risk Of Dying From Cardiovascular Disease In Transplant Patients

Published: June 3 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For patients in the end stages of renal failure, receiving a kidney transplant doesn’t just improve kidney function – it also has another striking benefit that until now has been less widely appreciated: Their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease plummets, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Survey: Shopping Deals Nudge Up Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: June 24 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in June for the third month straight, buoyed by a strong buyer’s market, University of Florida economists report.

UF Professor: Father’s Day Finds Many Stepdads Involved In Kids’ Lives

Published: June 10 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Often considered unwanted and disengaged from parenting, many stepfathers on this Father’s Day are instead likely to be dads who are emotionally involved with their stepchildren, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Scientists Use New Research Technology To Understand Ancient Human Foe – Cholera

Published: June 25 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have invented a way of teasing out the genes bacteria use to outwit their human hosts, a discovery that could prove to be a boon for researchers brewing new vaccines and designing drugs for many serious afflictions.