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Adding More Outside Directors May Worsen Corporate Fraud, Deception

Published: July 30 2003

GAINESVILLE Fla. — While many corporate reform advocates urge companies to add outside board members to guard against corporate fraud and deception, that approach may actually exacerbate an already massive problem of directors being too cozy with the very people they’re supposed to be overseeing, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Researcher Finds Vitamins And Exercise May Slow The Harmful Effects Of Aging

Published: July 29 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nothing can turn back time, as aging adults well know, but a UF researcher reports a combination of exercise and vitamin E may at least slow it down.

UF Professor: America Moves In Wrong Direction In Dealing With Murder

Published: July 24 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans do not have to live with a record-high murder rate that makes it the exception to a worldwide pattern, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researchers Say Gene Therapy Method For Treating Cystic Fibrosis Appears Safe

Published: July 22 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gene therapy using a common harmless virus to insert corrective DNA into malfunctioning cells in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients appears safe, say University of Florida researchers.

UF researchers urge people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases

Published: July 18 2003

VERO BEACH, Fla. — As Florida hits its peak period for mosquito-borne diseases, the state is seeing an increased number of infected sentinel chickens and horses, and University of Florida medical entomologists are warning Floridians to take precautions.

UF Study: Online Dating Virtually Irresistible To Some Married Folks

Published: July 17 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oh, what a tangled Web is weaved as rapidly growing numbers of married people sneak into Internet chat rooms for romantic or sexual thrills they think they aren’t getting from their spouses, a new UF study finds.

UF researchers find no link between cell phone use and rare facial tumors

Published: July 16 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It won’t end the debate about cellular phone safety, but University of Florida researchers have found no connection between cell phone use and the development of rare, noncancerous facial nerve tumors.

U.S. medical schools need to place more emphasis on education, says UF expert

Published: July 16 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people believe a medical school’s primary function is to train future doctors, but in recent decades the focus at many U.S. academic medical centers has shifted away from education to generating income, leaving faculty with less time to teach, cautions a University of Florida College of Medicine administrator and education expert.

UF Survey: Lack Of Jobs Thwarting Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: July 29 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell in July for the first time in five months, hurt by a continuing lack of jobs, UF economists report.

Leading genetics explorer Kenneth Berns to direct UF Genetics Institute

Published: July 11 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Kenneth Berns of New York City, known for pivotal genetics discoveries and the development of gene-transport molecules for use in gene therapy, has accepted an appointment as director of the campuswide University of Florida Genetics Institute.

From Balls To Boards: Teens Increasingly Choosing "Action" Sports

Published: July 2 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — America’s favorite pastime faces some major-league hurdles if marketers don’t learn how to do a better job of plugging into youth culture, says a University of Florida researcher.

Dodging Elephants, Scorpions, Mudslides... UF Researcher Tracks Tigers

Published: July 10 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Of the estimated 7,000 tigers left in the world, scientists know the least about the roughly 2,000 thought to remain in Southeast Asia.

New Book Commemorates UF’s 150th Birthday

Published: July 11 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In celebration of the University of Florida 150th anniversary this year, two UF researchers have written a 116-page pictorial chronicling the institution’s history.