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Love still dominates pop song lyrics, but with raunchier language

Published: May 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Make love not war” may have been a popular slogan of the ’60s, but romance still figures prominently – and perhaps even more so – in today’s hit music, a new University of Florida study finds.

Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Published: May 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It will huff, and puff, and blow the house in — but only for research purposes.

Florida’s consumer confidence hits lowest level in 19 months

Published: May 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Record-high gas prices and a weak housing market caused consumer confidence in Florida to fall three points in May to 82, its lowest level since October 2005, a new University of Florida study finds.

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Published: May 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On June 9, the final horse race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will run. But there’ll be more than confetti to pick up afterwards.

In cancer’s corner: Stem cells may look malignant, not act it, UF study shows

Published: May 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it the cellular equivalent of big glasses, a funny nose and a fake mustache.

Botanist: Restore fire-resistant longleaf pines, get clean energy

Published: May 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Foresters have known for decades that restoring native Longleaf pine forests would help reduce the risk of the large fires plaguing Florida today.

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

Published: May 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers used gene therapy to restore sight in mice with a form of hereditary blindness, a finding that has bearing on many of the most common blinding diseases.

Positive self-esteem in youth can pay big salary dividends later in life

Published: May 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Believing in yourself may be good for the soul, but it can also be good for the bank account, according to a new University of Florida study that finds self-confidence can translate into earning hundreds of thousands of dollars more over a lifetime.

Parents: Watch what you’re putting in that sippy cup, UF experts warn

Published: May 16th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Juice boxes look harmless enough, with those kid-size, bendable straws and promises of 100 percent vitamin C.

New study: UF contributes nearly $6 billion to Florida economy

Published: May 14th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida, the state’s largest university and one of the biggest research universities in the nation, contributes nearly $6 billion annually to Florida’s economy and is responsible for nearly 75,000 jobs.