GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose four points in January to 95, its highest level in six months, reflecting optimism about record-high employment, an upswing in the stock market and a pre-holiday dip in gas prices, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers say primitive cells that act like molecular maintenance men — traveling throughout the body to repair damaged blood vessels — become too rigid to move in patients with diabetes, fueling the disease’s vascular complications. But they have found a way to restore the cells’ flexibility, at least in the laboratory, according to findings published in the January issue of the journal Diabetes.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fight to eradicate citrus canker from Florida ended last week when federal officials announced they’d stop funding removal of exposed trees, but researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are confident that in time the disease can be managed to ensure the future viability of the $9.1 billion Florida citrus industry.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida project launched to reverse the critical teacher shortage and attrition rates of three inner-city Florida high schools is showing signs of success and moving into a new phase that will involve additional schools.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growth hormone helps hundreds of children with a rare disorder that causes them to gorge on food, but for some, starting treatment can worsen a dangerous nighttime breathing problem, University of Florida researchers have found.