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No gains in Florida’s consumer confidence as economic woes increase

Published: Dec 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s overall consumer confidence remained unchanged at 69 in December, but increasing pessimism about personal finances reflects the state’s worsening economic plight as housing prices fell and unemployment rose, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Temp workers not stuck in jobs and earn more than regular employees

Published: Dec 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rather than being trapped in dead-end jobs, many people hired by temporary help agencies actually earn higher hourly wages and are better educated than permanent employees, and move quickly between temporary and regular jobs, a new University of Florida study finds.

Paying CEOs more than other CEOs results in stockholder dividends

Published: Dec 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Highly paid CEOs are actually a bonus to the profitability of their companies and offer greater dividends to stockholders, a new University of Florida study finds.

Scientists use cell phone records to predict spread of malaria

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers at work on a malaria elimination study in Africa have become the first to predict the spread of the disease using cell phone records.

Scaling back kids’ holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To say this year’s economy has been less than robust would be an understatement.

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

UF researcher helps reveal ancient origins of modern opossum

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has co-authored a study tracing the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs and finding evidence to support North America as the center of origin for all living marsupials.

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, doctors can reach into their medical bags to find something to help a patient.

UF researchers find lone culprit behind greening

UF researchers find lone culprit behind greening

Published: Dec 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have shown that the disease that threatens to devastate the world’s citrus crop is almost certainly the result of a lone species of bacteria, and not that of a combination of bacterial or viral pathogens as some have feared.

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

Published: Dec 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found a way to use just a fraction of the normal dosage of a highly toxic, debilitating chemotherapy drug to achieve even […]

$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

Published: Dec 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For more than 400 years, scientists have studied the amazing regenerative power of salamanders, trying to understand how these creatures routinely repair injuries that would usually leave humans and other mammals paralyzed — or worse.