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UF study: Florida consumer confidence marks big gains in December

Published: Dec 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose six points to 90 in December, reflecting optimism about gas prices, the stock market and job growth, and boding well for holiday retailers, University of Florida economists report.

Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

Published: Dec 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Arsenic from treated lumber used in decks, utility poles and fences will likely leach into the environment for decades to come, possibly threatening groundwater, according to two research papers published online Wednesday.

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

Published: Dec 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s quail hunting season, but where are the birds?

Genetic testing still smart choice, despite uncertainties

Published: Dec 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screening embryos for genetic diseases during in vitro fertilization offers couples the best chance for a healthy child, but a genetic glitch could potentially cause doctors to misdiagnose a small fraction of them, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Alzheimer’s Web site provides information, support for caregivers

Published: Dec 16th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Providing full-time care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful for caregivers and patients alike, but an online project through the University of Florida’s Telehealth program helps caregivers overcome some of those challenges.

Study: Unrealistic HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns largely ineffective

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fear of HIV infection is not enough to get everyone to practice safe sex, according to a University of Florida research team’s comprehensive study of AIDS prevention strategies.

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by the effects of an intense drought, otherwise harmless snails likely killed off thousands of acres of salt marsh in the Southeast in recent years.

Cells can live without molecules once considered essential

Published: Dec 13th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leave it to the bacteria that cause tooth decay to be able to live without something all cells were thought to require.

UF professor leads creation of international religion/nature society

Published: Dec 7th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has led the creation of the first International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which will hold its inaugural conference next spring at UF.

Scientists find sugar may have a sour side

Published: Dec 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Suddenly sugar isn’t looking so sweet.