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UF Archaeology Team Unearths Oldest Known Brewery In Andes

Published: Jul 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF archaeologists have uncovered what appears to be the oldest known brewery in the Andes, a facility at least 1,000 years old capable of churning out hundreds of gallons of beer for the nobles who led the pre-Incan Wari Empire.

In Hopeful Sign, Teens Who Try Condoms Like Them

Published: Jul 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young adults who have used a condom at least once have significantly more favorable attitudes toward them than those who have never used them, providing evidence that persuading adolescents to take that first step could have enormous potential in halting the growing rates of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, a University of Florida researcher has found.

New Research: Increased Animal Disease A Hidden Cost Of Deforestation

Published: Jul 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Add another item to the list of ills caused by deforestation: It can make animals sick.

In Picking Leaders, Intelligence Secondary To Personality, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Voters choosing a presidential candidate in November because they think he is the smartest contender may overlook other attributes that could be even more important – namely personality, a new University of Florida study finds.

Floridians slightly more confident amid improved economy

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up in July, driven by rising incomes, a stable job market and a recent boom in mortgage applications resulting from lower rates, University of Florida economists report.

Newly discovered plant gene could give boost to ornamentals, crop plants, trees

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found a gene that controls branching in plants, a discovery that could lead to a wide variety of applications, from fuller-flowering plants to better-tasting ears of corn.

Infants’ Movements Can Signal A Form Of Autism, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home videos of infants’ movements can be used to help detect a form of autism in a child’s first year of life, years earlier than the disorder typically is identified, University of Florida researchers have discovered.

New National Animal Identification System will guard against mad cow disease and animal health problems

Published: Jul 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To fight mad cow disease and other deadly animal illnesses, a new computerized animal identification system will allow state and federal officials to quickly track potential disease threats from farm to plate.

New TAME Melaleuca project attacks invasive tree in South Florida

Published: Jul 21st, 2004

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In Florida, where invasive plants account for as much as 31 percent of all plant species, state and federal officials are ratcheting up their fight against the melaleuca tree, one of the most significant threats to the stability of the Everglades ecosystem.

Butterflies Can "Talk," UF Research Suggests

Published: Jul 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Butterflies may seem like the quietest of creatures, but a UF researcher has uncovered new evidence that many of the colorful insects actually spend much of their time "talking" to each other.