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UF Researchers Find Nerve Cell Receptors For Sensing Cold May Be More Than Skin Deep

Published: January 29 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Outside, the mercury may be rising, yet you can’t seem to warm up; in fact, you might feel downright chilled.

UF Study: World Shark Attacks Sink Again, May Signal Long-Term Trend

Published: January 27 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of shark attacks worldwide took a dip for the third straight year, in part perhaps because more people are realizing the ocean is a wild place instead of a backyard swimming pool, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF survey: economic turnaround boosts Florida consumer confidence

Published: January 27 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second month in a row, consumer confidence among Floridians climbed two points, the result of a rebounding stock market, falling unemployment claims and robust holiday sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers One Step Closer To Folate-Enriched Crops

Published: January 26 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida researchers and their collaborators have found one of the genetic pathways to folate production in plants – research that could lead to crops rich with the birth defect-preventing nutrient to feed the developing world.

UF Research Adds To Evidence That Unborn Children Hear ‘Melody’ Of Speech

Published: January 22 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It is well known that unborn babies can recognize their mothers’ voices and distinguish music from noise. But exactly what they hear remains unclear.

UF Among Top Universities In National Merit And Achievement Scholars

Published: January 20 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is one of the top universities in recruiting National Merit and National Achievement scholars to begin as freshmen in 2003, according to recently released rankings from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

UF Study: Testing Shopping Vouchers To Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Published: January 14 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Smokers who have already blown their New Year's resolutions to kick the habit may find hope in a new approach that rewards them with shopping sprees if they shun cigarettes.

UF Tests: Experimental Nutrition Product Boosts Immune Function And Reduces Flu Symptoms In Elderly

Published: January 13 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As influenza continues to take its toll, a new study by UF researchers shows that nutrition can help seniors better weather the flu season.

UF Study Suggests Life On Earth Sprang From Borax Minerals

Published: January 8 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida say they have shown that minerals were key to some of the initial processes that formed life on Earth.

UF Excavation Finds Clues Of Cultural Blending In Seminole Indian Life

Published: January 7 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The remnants of an Indian village destroyed by war almost two centuries ago reveal the Seminoles were actually blending into the American melting pot before they were driven to the swamps of South Florida, say UF researchers.

Astronomers: Star May Be Biggest, Brightest Yet Observed

Published: January 5 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led team of astronomers may have discovered the brightest star yet observed in the universe, a fiery behemoth that could be as much as much as seven times brighter than the current record holder.

Air-Conditioned Football Pads Developed By UF Scientists Could Help Players Stay Cool

Published: January 26 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heat – it’s one opponent that can humble the toughest football player, especially during summer practices and early season games.

UF Study Suggests Dieters Shouldn’t Give Up - Slimming Hormone Waits To Be Unleashed

Published: January 15 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Need motivation to keep those New Year’s resolutions to eat better and get more exercise? A University of Florida study in rats suggests dieters who persevere long enough to lose a few pounds may be rewarded with help from a slimming hormone that’s otherwise stifled by excess fat.