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UF scientists show adult blood stem cells can transform into brain cells in people

Published: Apr 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have discovered that male blood stem cells evolved into male brain cells in three women who underwent bone marrow transplantation to treat cancer.

Student-built projectile could help soldiers detect bombs, chemicals

Published: Apr 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Infantry soldiers suspicious that a truck or box may contain explosives or chemical weapons may soon be able to find out for sure by shooting the target […]

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady in improved economy

Published: Apr 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained steady in April, with optimism about buying big-ticket items amid signs of an improving economy balanced by concerns for the long-term health of the U.S. economy, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Mistaken Beliefs About Smoking Moms Can Influence Minorities

Published: Apr 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The illusion of smoking can be just as deadly as the real thing for minority inner- city girls who believe their mothers have the habit, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: Sibling Violence Leads To Battering In College Dating

Published: Apr 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brothers and sisters who fight while growing up lay the groundwork for battering their dates by the time they get to college, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researchers: Equine Influenza Virus Likely Involved In Recent Respiratory Disease Outbreak In Racing Greyhounds

Published: Apr 22nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In what is believed to be the first scientific report of equine influenza virus jumping the species barrier, University of Florida veterinary researchers say the virus is the likely cause of a respiratory disease outbreak that killed eight racing greyhounds from kennels in Jacksonville in January.

UF Researchers Find Important Habitat For Endangered Sea Turtle Off Florida’s Fast-Developing Coast

Published: Apr 21st, 2004

CAPE SAN BLAS, Fla. — The waters of St. Joseph Bay are a home to a previously unknown feeding ground for endangered green turtles, University of Florida researchers have discovered.

UF Study: Household Size Changes More For Elderly Blacks Than Whites

Published: Apr 19th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The comings and goings of children, grandchildren, relatives and "fictive kin" who are close to the family but not related create larger households for elderly blacks compared with their white counterparts, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Engineer Redesigns Classic Archery Bow To Shoot Farther, Easier

Published: Apr 15th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Inspired by the workings of a tape measure, an engineer says he has found a way to improve the bow used by hunters and warriors since antiquity without radically changing its form.

UF Researcher: “Veiled” Organizations Secretly Sway Ballot Measures

Published: Apr 14th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stealth or disguised political organizations with little public accountability are spending large sums of frequently untraceable money to influence the outcomes of referendum elections in many states, largely due to weak or loophole-ridden disclosure laws.