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UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Lowest Point In 20 Months

Published: Dec 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After remaining steady for three months in a row, Florida’s consumer confidence tumbled four points in December, possibly because of older residents’ anxiety over presidential discussions about overhauling Social Security, University of Florida economists report.

Peanuts Rival Fruit As Source Of Health-Promoting Antioxidants, UF Researchers Say

Published: Dec 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Peanuts are often thought of as high-fat foods, but party goers can feel a little better about reaching for the roasted nuts at holiday gatherings this season.

UF Researchers: New Fetal Heart Monitor Could Give Better Health Picture During Labor

Published: Dec 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anyone who’s tried to tune in a distant radio station knows how multiple signals can overlap and muddle each other.

New desalination technology taps waste heat from power plants

Published: Dec 16th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desalination is often touted as one solution to the world’s water woes, but current desalination plants tend to hog energy.

UF Receives Record $475.2 Million In Research Grants In 2003-04

Published: Dec 16th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $475.2 million in research funding during fiscal year 2003-04, due in part to a $32 million increase in state funding.

UF study: Bigfoot myth persists because it depicts humans’ wild side

Published: Dec 15th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s plenty to debunk about the Bigfoot myth, but people may not listen because they have a love-hate relationship with the gigantic hairy monster, says a University of Florida researcher.

Home For The Holidays? Tips For Preserving The Ties That Bind

Published: Dec 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Family conflicts can be exacerbated under the stress of the holiday season, particularly on the heels of a divisive presidential election, but a University of Florida expert offers suggestions for setting aside differences and letting love rule during the holidays.

Kids with diabetes and other endocrine disorders face more bullying than others, UF study finds

Published: Dec 8th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with endocrine disorders such as type 1 diabetes or short stature deal with unique challenges in life, not the least of which is an increased risk of being teased, snubbed or even attacked by school classmates, University of Florida researchers report in an article published online today in The Journal of Pediatrics.

UF Expert: Reverse Mortgages Can Hurt Elderly, City Economies

Published: Dec 8th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The explosive growth of reverse mortgages can backfire for both elderly homeowners and the nation’s cities, says a University of Florida researcher.

$1 Million Gift Leads To $4 Million AIDS Research Position At UF

Published: Dec 8th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $1 million gift to fund AIDS research in the University of Florida’s department of pathology triggered $3 million more to create a $4 million endowed research "superchair." The gift will count toward UF’s $150 million Faculty Challenge fund-raising initiative.