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UF researchers find new chink in a ‘superbug’s’ armor

UF researchers find new chink in a ‘superbug’s’ armor

Published: Dec 8th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Infections from drug-resistant forms of Staphylococcus bacteria are skyrocketing and have even recently made headlines by debilitating some of the NFL’s toughest players. Tools to fight these bugs are few, but now University of Florida researchers have used cutting-edge genetic analysis to find a new weak spot in this “superbug’s” armor.

Rockin’ around the Wii: Video games fun but pose social, health risks

Published: Dec 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Move over Tickle Me Elmo. The recently released Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 video game systems are rivaling the giggling red monster as the gifts children beg their parents for most this holiday season.

German cockroaches winning the war against pest control baits

German cockroaches winning the war against pest control baits

Published: Dec 6th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The German cockroach — one of the most common and hated household pests — is winning the war against some of the newest insecticides and baits, according […]

UF study: Outlook for Florida real estate market not entirely negative

Published: Dec 5th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the outlook for sales of homes and condos in Florida is bleak, the real estate prognosis for business properties is much better as it rides on a still-strong state economy, according to a University of Florida study released today.

Allergy-free protein shows hope for a risk-free peanut

Allergy-free protein shows hope for a risk-free peanut

Published: Dec 4th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For nearly 3 million Americans, the most dangerous aspect to air travel is the complimentary in-flight snack. Every year, about 150 people are killed by a common ingredient of a first-grader’s brown bag lunch.