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To Be Effective, Anti-Drug Ads Should Focus On Thrill-Seeking Teens

Published: May 27 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expensive government advertising campaigns, which play an important part in the national drug strategy, do little, if anything, to dissuade teenagers from using drugs, according to a study by University of Florida researchers.

UF researchers pinpoint unlikely ally in cancer fight

Published: May 26 2004

Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Gets New Lease On Life In UF Breeding Program

Published: May 26 2004

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK — The critically endangered Miami Blue butterfly, one of the rarest insects in North America, will return to South Florida today when University of Florida researchers release several hundred butterflies that have been bred in captivity.

UF Lycopene-Extraction Method Could Find Use For Tons Of Discarded Tomatoes

Published: May 4 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida have found an inexpensive way to extract the antioxidant lycopene from tomatoes, a technology that could turn a mountain of discarded produce into a marketable commodity.

Rising gas prices help sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: May 25 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell sharply in May, prompted by escalating gas prices, a falling stock market and growing pessimism over the war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

Once the pride of the South, old-growth longleaf pine forests almost gone

Published: May 25 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Old-growth stands of longleaf pine, the tree that once dominated the Southern landscape and still provides habitat for dozens of threatened species, have all but vanished, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher.

UF, Harvard Researchers Study Possibility Of Using Gene Therapy To Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Published: May 21 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every driver knows two cars can’t occupy the same parking space.

A First: UF Researchers Help Eradicate Exotic Termite

Published: May 19 2004

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — University of Florida experts and state officials have eradicated a newly introduced termite species from America’s shores, and they say this is the first time such an invasion has likely ever been stopped.

Research Shows Boys Not Ignored Despite Beliefs To The Contrary

Published: May 13 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Boys and their issues are hot property, despite a recent rash of criticism from pop psychologists and talk show hosts saying that male problems are ignored, says a University of Florida researcher and the author of a new book about the changing notions of boys' behavior.

UF Study Reveals Flood Of Proteins Promotes Scarring In Vein Grafts

Published: May 12 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Surgeons at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center are a step closer to understanding what promotes scarring in vein grafts designed to reroute blood through the legs after key arteries become blocked.

In Step Toward Ultrasmall Radio, UF Team Demonstrates On-Chip Antenna

Published: May 11 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like the signals it emits, the radio may soon disappear from sight.

Cutting tumor supply lines may boost cancer treatments, UF professor says

Published: May 10 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have long viewed the network of blood vessels tumors create to siphon oxygen and other nutrients from the body as a potential target for therapies geared toward stopping tumors in their tracks. But efforts to block blood vessel development or impede existing vessels in tumors in the lab haven’t met with as much success as some had hoped.

Housing segregation persists in many parts of nation, study shows

Published: May 6 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neighborhood integration is necessary to reduce school segregation but Americans continue to remain separated in their neighborhoods a half century after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, a new nationwide study by the University of Florida finds.

Military, politics need to keep their distance

Published: May 5 2004

When 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff, a National Guardsman and Iraq veteran, delivered the Democratic response to President Bush’s weekly radio address on Saturday, criticizing the administration’s war planning and operations, people took notice.

For A Male Sand Goby, Playing "Mr. Mom" Is Key To Female’s Heart

Published: May 4 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s a little male fish’s secret weapon for attracting the lady fish? Something some guys but few other males in the animal kingdom have thought of: It acts like a good dad.

Deep underground detector closes in on dark matter

Published: May 3 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A scientific team that includes a University of Florida physicist has used an “underground observatory” in a former iron mine to search with greater sensitivity than ever before for the universe’s most elusive component: dark matter.

Personality May Be Key To 'Psyching' Oneself Up For Exercise

Published: May 3 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Who you are determines how you stay fit, suggests a new University of Florida study that links personality as one factor in an individual’s willingness to stick to an exercise routine.