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Playing Santa for oneself can lead to a debt-filled New Year, UF expert warns

Published: Dec 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more than half of us expecting to play Santa for ourselves this holiday season, a University of Florida family finance expert warns that being self-indulgent — even at bargain prices — can lead to a bad case of buyer’s remorse.

UF survey: Florida’s real estate report mixed instead of entirely bad

Published: Dec 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All is not gloom and doom with Florida real estate, according to the latest University of Florida study, which finds a positive outlook for commercial properties despite the bad news in the housing market.

UF graduate student evaluates flawed ‘Son of Sam’ laws

Published: Dec 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research by a University of Florida graduate student finds most state statutes designed to prevent criminals from profiting from telling the story of their crimes are ineffective and unconstitutional.

Breast MRI spots other cancers, may alter treatment plan

Published: Dec 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In about 20 percent of women with breast cancer who plan to undergo a lumpectomy, breast magnetic resonance imaging reveals important diagnostic information that alters their treatment plan, University of Florida surgeons reported today (Dec. 5).

Space station experiment to test bacteria hitchhiking to the Red Planet

Published: Dec 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If a trip to Mars seems like it would be a tough journey, imagine what it would be like on the outside of the spaceship.

Fossils excavated from Bahamian blue hole may give clues of early life

Fossils excavated from Bahamian blue hole may give clues of early life

Published: Dec 3rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long before tourists arrived in the Bahamas, ancient visitors took up residence in this archipelago off Florida’s coast and left remains offering stark evidence that the arrival of humans can permanently change — and eliminate — life on what had been isolated islands, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF study examines heart risks of stimulants in children with ADHD

Published: Dec 3rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stimulant medications used to treat children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may be responsible for an increased number of visits to the emergency room or doctor’s office because of cardiac symptoms, but deaths or serious heart complications are rare, a new University of Florida study reveals.