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UF Survey: Stock Market Gains Help Boost Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Dec 30th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points this month, fueled primarily by gains in the stock market and an improving job market, University of Florida economists say.

Cultural Training Increases Competence Of Nonminority Psychologists

Published: Dec 29th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditional thinking holds that psychologists with ethnic or racial backgrounds like those of their minority patients may be better suited to counsel them.

UF Research: Cheap Electronic Displays Possible On Many Products

Published: Dec 23rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It won’t be in time for this Christmas this year, but electronic displays may soon migrate from computer screens and television sets to such inexpensive consumer products as coffee machines, toys and even greeting cards.

UF Researchers Preparing To Send Life To Mars

Published: Dec 22nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a fleet of space probes on their way to the Red Planet, fans of Mars exploration are bound to be on the edges of their seats this holiday season.

UF Study: Strong Families Enjoy Most Support From Those Who Find It Difficult

Published: Dec 22nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The most positive attitudes about the value of marriage and the importance of families are found among groups that experience the greatest difficulty forming and maintaining healthy family relationships, a new University of Florida study finds.

Science paper: overharvesting of Brazil nuts leading to fewer trees

Published: Dec 18th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brazil nuts, those time-honored holiday stocking stuffers, will continue to help save the rainforest — as long at least a few of the brown morsels are left behind to grow into trees.

Cancer More Likely To Recur In Blacks Treated For Head And Neck Cancer

Published: Dec 18th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black people treated for head and neck cancer have double the risk of cancer recurring elsewhere in the body and thus are far more likely to die within five years than white patients who received essentially the same treatment for the same type of malignancies, University of Florida researchers have found.

UF study: elderly admit hearing loss but not necessarily its effects

Published: Dec 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The elderly aren’t as stubborn as stereotyped in their unwillingness to admit hearing loss, although they may still deny the strain it creates for themselves and others, a new University of Florida study finds.

With Nature’s Help, A Better Vision System For Smart Weapons

Published: Dec 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next generation of smart weapons may "see" targets with a manmade version of that wonder of the natural world, the insect eye.

Scientists Link Loss Of Key Protein With Symptoms Seen In Common Adult Form Of Muscular Dystrophy

Published: Dec 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The root of the most common type of adult-onset muscular dystrophy appears to be a form of genetic stuttering that blocks the action of key proteins in cells, researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Rochester report in this week’s issue of Science.