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UF Researchers Link Blood Vessel Dysfunction To Poor Prognosis In Women

Published: Feb 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women without obviously obstructed arteries who nonetheless have blood vessels that function abnormally are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, death and other serious complications, University of Florida cardiologists report in the current issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. The same holds true for those with mild forms of heart disease, and, not surprisingly, those with more serious blockages, researchers found.

UF Cardiologists Garner Federal Funds To Study Stress And The Heart

Published: Feb 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You may have sworn off the burger brigade, and started eating healthy and watching your weight, with a dose of frequent exercise for good measure. But take this to heart: If you have coronary artery disease, stress could be just as dangerous as high-fat foods or smoking.

UF Researcher: Atlantic Corals Unique, Cannot Be Replaced If Lost

Published: Feb 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The discovery that many Caribbean corals are only distantly related to their counterparts in the Pacific Ocean makes the threats of pollution and global warming trends even more serious, according to a University of Florida zoologist.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady amid conflicting indicators

Published: Feb 24th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remains unchanged in February, with concerns about long-term economic conditions balanced by optimism about personal finances in the short term, University of Florida economists report.

UF team builds rough-and-tumble robot car for LA-to-Vegas race

Published: Feb 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It looks like a cross between a Hummer and a tank.

UF Scientists Create The First Artificial System Capable Of Evolution

Published: Feb 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida scientists has for the first time developed an artificial chemical system that can mimic the natural evolutionary process living organisms undergo.

UF professor: living choices need new terms for aging baby boomers

Published: Feb 19th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nursing home and assisted living are yesterday’s news – at least as far as baby boomers are concerned. For that still-youth-conscious group, think “DOUERs,” “PERCs” and “elder parks,” says a University of Florida researcher.

UF-developed transportation tools serve as model for nation

Published: Feb 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although there has been extensive discussion in recent years about New Urbanism and other alternative transportation concepts, models used to develop the nation’s transportation system have traditionally focused solely on the automobile, considering bikers and walkers as impediments.

UF experts say little-used procedure could help identify male bladder cancer patients at risk of recurrence

Published: Feb 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A diagnostic procedure sometimes used to monitor male bladder cancer patients after radical surgery may not be any more accurate than doctors’ observations in identifying those who would benefit from an additional operation. But a University of Florida study found the procedure may help doctors answer a more basic question: After surgery, which patients are most likely to suffer further disease progression?

UF Study: Gays, Blacks And Other Groups Stake Out New Roles In Rodeo

Published: Feb 11th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The American frontier experience is being replayed by nontraditional groups who are taking the bull by the horns and staging their own rugged rodeos, a new University of Florida study finds.