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UF professor: Military recruiting on campus may help end anti-gay bias

Published: Dec 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in Rumsfeld v. FAIR, a case that will decide whether the nation’s law schools can turn military recruiters away from campus because of discriminatory policies toward gays.

MicroRNA may have fail-safe role in limb development

Published: Dec 1st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A tiny strand of molecules plays a role in how our arms and legs develop and grow — a finding that sheds light on perplexing bits of material once dismissed as genetic “junk,” say scientists at the University of Florida and Harvard University.

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.