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UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

Published: Sep 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A regular tai chi exercise program can help people better control their diabetes and lower glucose levels, according to a University of Florida study.

Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Published: Sep 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists studying biology and geography may seem worlds apart, but together they have answered a question that has defied explanation about the spread of the HIV-1 epidemic in Africa.

Florida’s consumer confidence rises as economic fears ease

Published: Sep 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Belief that a national economic recovery is under way boosted Florida’s consumer confidence three points to 74 in September, according to a new University of Florida survey. […]

Sea level stargazing:  Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Sea level stargazing: Astronomers make key sighting with Fla. telescope

Published: Sep 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This summer, University of Florida astronomers inaugurated the world’s largest optical telescope on a nearly 8,000-foot mountaintop 3,480 miles away. But it was a far more modest […]

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Published: Sep 24th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots than you might expect.

Beyond the iPhone: Orlando conference to offer peek at computing future

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We can find cheap gas or seek out friends. We can track flights or rate restaurants. But those and other multiplying “apps” for smart phones are only […]

House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s bad enough that the Southeast is bedeviled by a tick that doesn’t mind taking up residence inside homes.

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Published: Sep 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toxin produced by freshwater algae has garnered plenty of media coverage in recent years, but a new University of Florida study shows there’s little cause for […]

UF devising new model to test hurricane’s effects on utilities statewide

Published: Sep 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new kind of computer forecast could save Florida residents and the state millions of dollars in hurricane damages to the fragile web of utilities that carries electrical power across the state, says a University of Florida energy researcher.

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

Published: Sep 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When scientists discuss Everglades restoration, one phrase pops up again and again — “getting the water right.”