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Super Bowl could be hazardous to some fans’ health

Published: Jan 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s fourth and long with 10 seconds on the clock. The anxiety builds. Epinephrine floods the bloodstream. Blood vessels constrict as the ball is snapped, causing a spike in blood pressure.

Researchers probe health and safety impacts of nanotechnology

Published: Jan 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering student Maria Palazuelos is working on nanotechnology, but she’s not seeking a better sunscreen, tougher golf club or other product — the focus of many engineers in the field.

Housing slump likely culprit in Florida consumer confidence decline

Published: Jan 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The housing slump — and not gas prices or the stock market — is likely to blame for the drop in consumer confidence in Florida by one point to 89 in January, University of Florida economists report.

UF research: No state completely open about convicted sex offenders

Published: Jan 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No state is as open as it could be in informing the public about the presence of convicted sex offenders in the neighborhood, new University of Florida research finds.

‘Terror bird’ arrived in North America before land bridge, study finds

Published: Jan 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led study has determined that Titanis walleri, a prehistoric 7-foot-tall flightless “terror bird,” arrived in North America from South America long before a land bridge connected the two continents.

Researchers: Microwave oven can sterilize sponges, scrub pads

Researchers: Microwave oven can sterilize sponges, scrub pads

Published: Jan 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers; they may also help protect your family.

Addicted to phones? Cell phone use becoming a major problem for some, expert says

Published: Jan 18th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Turn off your cell phones and pagers.”

UF to research stem cell treatments for heart disease

Published: Jan 16th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers will play a key role in a new national network designed to study stem cell treatments in patients with cardiovascular disease.

UF-Led study revises understanding of primate origins

Published: Jan 15th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study led by a University of Florida paleontologist reconstructs the base of our family tree and extends its roots 10 million years, a finding that sheds new light on the origin and earliest stages of primate evolution.

UF study: Teacher merit pay boosts student standardized test scores

Published: Jan 4th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A carrot for teachers helps students stick to the books, according to a new University of Florida study that finds merit pay for instructors equates to better test scores for their pupils.