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Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Published: Nov 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new ingredient in our cellular soup, tiny structures that may lay the groundwork for how new cells form and then function.

Scientists closer to new cancer detection method

Published: Nov 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers say they are a step closer to a technique to easily detect a wide variety of cancers before symptoms become apparent.

UF survey: Dip in gas prices causes rise in Florida consumer confidence

Published: Nov 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism about falling gas prices caused Florida’s consumer confidence in November to rebound, rising four points to 84, University of Florida economists report.

UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails

Published: Nov 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A trendy holiday gift within a decade may be a hand-held device that instantly identifies any species from a snippet of animal tissue, says a University of Florida researcher.

Engineers create super compressible foam-like films

Published: Nov 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At the heart of the promises of nanotechnology – the emerging science of making molecular machines – are carbon nanotubes. These are tiny cylinders with remarkable properties that could improve products ranging from house paint to microchips.

UF scientists say stem cells may trigger bone cancer

Published: Nov 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer, University of Florida scientists report.

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

Published: Nov 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As airline travel peaks for the Thanksgiving holiday, a newly completed wind tunnel at the University of Florida may help reduce the noise of commercial airplanes as they fly over homes and neighborhoods.

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

Published: Nov 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twins, triplets and other multiples have a nearly 50 percent greater chance of being born with birth defects, and boys tend to be more at risk than girls, according to two population-based studies conducted at the University of Florida.

Gene at heart of bad outcomes in high blood pressure patients

Published: Nov 17th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Having high blood pressure and a particular genetic alteration dramatically increases the risk of heart attack, stroke or death, and may explain why some hypertensive patients fare worse than others — even if they take the same medication, University of Florida researchers announced this week.

UF study: Women increasingly pick husbands’ surnames over their own

Published: Nov 16th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s in a name – or two names? Quite a bit, says a University of Florida professor, whose research finds that a growing number of brides are returning to tradition when taking a man’s hand in marriage, assuming his name instead of keeping their own as a symbol of independent identity.