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UF Professor: Terrorist Attacks Akin To Launching Of Soviet Satellite

Published: Oct 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans’ reactions to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been reminiscent of the alarm and panic the nation felt after the launch of the Soviets’ Sputnik more than 45 years ago, but a University of Florida researcher says there’s one key difference: Sputnik prompted far more national soul-searching.

Hurricanes and Halloween: Florida bats on mosquito-feeding frenzy

Published: Oct 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This Halloween, there are lots of treats out there for hungry bats.

UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Stagnant In Cooling Economy

Published: Oct 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in October, a sign that the economic recovery from the 2001 recession is more sluggish than expected, which could influence voters, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers Show Mice Live Longer When They Slim Down After Gene Therapy

Published: Oct 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors have said it for years: Maintaining a healthy weight can help you live longer.

Secondhand Exposure To Drugs May Be An Occupational Hazard For Anesthesiologists

Published: Oct 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On-the-job exposure to low doses of powerful medications commonly administered to patients intravenously in the operating room may be a factor leading some anesthesiologists to abuse drugs, a theory University of Florida researchers will present Saturday at the 34th annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.

UF expert: redesigned DNA points to future for “personalized” medicine

Published: Oct 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifty years after James Watson and Francis Crick discovered DNA’s structure, scientists are learning to redesign it, creating new ways to diagnose diseases and unlocking the chemical ancestors of life, a University of Florida chemist writes in a paper to appear in this week’s issue of the journal Science.

UF Scientist: "Brain" In A Dish Acts As Autopilot, Living Computer

Published: Oct 21st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has grown a living "brain" that can fly a simulated plane, giving scientists a novel way to observe how brain cells function as a network.

"Strain Sensitive" Paint Highlights Flaws On Parts For Cars, Planes

Published: Oct 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new technique with the potential to significantly improve the design and manufacturing process for automobile parts may benefit consumers fed up with frequent recalls and repairs.

UF Researcher Unearths Reports Of Serial Murder By Children

Published: Oct 14th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They leave multiple clues at the scene of the crime. They are impulsive and less adept at hiding their weapons. And they confide in friends who just can’t keep a secret.

UF Study: Brown-Nosing Works Better Than Boasting In Job Interviews

Published: Oct 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sucking up or apple polishing are more likely to work in a job interview than boasting of one’s accomplishments, a new University of Florida study finds.