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UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

Published: Apr 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may not go “bzzzzzzt” but it does kill bugs — with less potential harm to the environment and people than traditional bug zappers.

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

Published: Apr 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next mosquito-borne illness in the United States may be chikungunya (“chicken-GUN-ya”) and despite its odd name the viral disease is no laughing matter, University of Florida […]

Relocating ‘nuisance bears’ may do more harm than good, UF study shows

Relocating ‘nuisance bears’ may do more harm than good, UF study shows

Published: Apr 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For decades, state wildlife officials have been trapping and relocating so-called “nuisance bears” that get too close to humans.

Revamped experiment could detect elusive particle, physicists say

Published: Apr 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An experiment called “shining light through walls” would seem hard to improve upon.

Florida’s consumer confidence remains virtually unchanged in April

Published: Apr 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pessimism about the housing downturn and rising gas prices balanced by optimism about a strong stock market caused consumer confidence in Florida to remain steady in April at 86 after falling six points in March, a new University of Florida study finds.

Got brain? Neural mechanisms play role in healthy bone growth

Published: Apr 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists searching for a gene therapy to control obesity have unexpectedly discovered a way that the brain regulates bone growth, a finding that shines new light on osteoporosis and other bone-robbing diseases.

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

Published: Apr 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your bird field guide may be out of date now that University of Florida scientists discovered a new genus of frogmouth bird on a South Pacific island.

Parents open door to drinking for many teens

Published: Apr 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gateway to drinking often swings open at home. Instead of keeping their kids locked out of the liquor cabinet, parents turn out to be the primary […]

Brain Surgery Boosts Memory For Parkinson’s Patients, UF Research Shows

Published: Apr 16th, 2007

GAINESVILLE—An increasingly popular surgical technique to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease also improves memory–a finding that surprised researchers, a new University of Florida study shows.

Church events a growing boon to local economies, study finds

Published: Apr 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Communities that host church retreats and conventions can count their blessings and the dollars the faithful pump into local economies, a new University of Florida study finds.