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UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Unaffected By Elections

Published: November 30 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence was unaffected by the elections, remaining unchanged in November for the third month in a row, a sign that holiday retail sales are likely to be modest, University of Florida economists report.

UF Cardiologists Develop Heart Disease Risk Score For Women With Chest Pain

Published: November 10 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new risk assessment score designed to pinpoint the likelihood a woman with early signs of heart disease will eventually experience a bad outcome such as heart attack, stroke or death appears to determine a patient’s prognosis more effectively than standard methods alone, University of Florida cardiologists will report today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2004 in New Orleans.

UF study: sexual revolution began with 'silent generation' of '40s and '50s

Published: November 29 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The sexual revolution did not start in the free-loving 1960s as is commonly thought, a University of Florida researcher says. It began with the "silent generation" of the 1940s and '50s, which as its moniker implies, didn't talk much about sex.

Tastes great! UF scientists find bacteria that improve foul-tasting water

Published: November 23 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For thirsty consumers tired of choking down water with an earthy or musty flavor, the solution may lie within the water itself, a team of University of Florida researchers has found. The team has identified a type of bacterium that can quickly and inexpensively remove a foul-tasting, foul-smelling compound. Their findings appear in the current issue of the journal Water Research.

UF Study: New York Leads In Snowbirds Moving Temporarily To Florida

Published: November 22 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is true — the person who winters in Florida before heading back North is most likely to be a New Yorker over 55, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: New York leads in snowbirds moving temporarily to Florida

Published: November 22 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conventional wisdom is true — the person who winters in Florida before heading back North is most likely to be a New Yorker over 55, a new University of Florida study finds.

Jimmy Cheek named senior vp for agriculture and natural resources

Published: November 18 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jimmy Cheek, dean of the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, has been named the university’s senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

Employee's first month on the job can predict turnover, UF study shows

Published: November 18 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing job discontentment and sudden negative events during an employee's first month on the job are crucial in determining whether he or she will leave within the first two years, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher on early employee job turnover.

UF Study: Body Art Shows Gender Preferences

Published: November 30 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For college students anxious to rebel against their parents’ fashion sensibilities, getting a tattoo or piercing may be the modern-day equivalent of the 1960s-era fascination with long hair and love beads.

UF Researchers: Lights From Beachfront Development Harm Endangered Beach Mice

Published: November 17 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Light from oceanfront hotels and houses is making life tougher for the endangered beach mouse, according to a University of Florida study.

Study reveals women like idea of skipping periods but want more information

Published: November 17 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Women like the idea of menstrual suppression — skipping or eliminating monthly periods — but want their health-care providers to tell them more about it, according to a report co-authored by University of Florida researchers.

Intruder Alert: New Method Provides Double Computer Crime-Solving Evidence

Published: November 16 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like an episode of "CSI: Computers," a UF researcher has developed a technique that gives digital detectives twice the forensic evidence they now have to catch all kinds of hackers, from curious teenagers to disgruntled employees to agents of foreign governments.

UF Study: Blacks More Likely To Report Being Overwhelmed By Daily Life

Published: November 10 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elderly blacks are more likely than their white counterparts to feel overwhelmed by daily life, but at the same time are more inclined to view depression as a condition they can overcome through personal or religious strength rather than a medical one, a new University of Florida study finds.

Arsenic And Old Vats: UF Researchers Uncover Hidden Contamination Sites

Published: November 9 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may be the nation’s biggest toxic mystery.

Research: Intestinal Worms Not A Bad Thing — For Tadpoles, Anyway

Published: November 8 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Repulsive-looking and seemingly harmful intestinal worms may actually benefit their hosts — at least among tadpoles.

SPEAKING OUT: Florida’s biotech efforts must not leave sea behind

Published: November 7 2004

The recent BioFlorida conference in Boca Raton showcased the state’s remarkable progress toward growing Florida’s biotechnology economy.

Seminole County inmates raise "beneficial bugs" for UF and USDA researchers

Published: November 8 2004

SANFORD, Fla. — Inmates at the Seminole County Correctional Facility, who have been growing their own vegetables for more than 10 years, are now raising thousands of beneficial bugs that attack insect pests and feed on troublesome weeds in Florida.