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UF program to change risky behaviors could save taxpayer dollars

Published: Nov 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tech-savvy young people will receive a prescription for healthier living before they actually see the doctor, says a University of Florida professor whose team is developing a laptop program for use in the waiting room.

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun’s power to kill weeds

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun’s power to kill weeds

Published: Nov 12th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunshine helps flowers grow, and it can help rid soil of harmful organisms that hurt Florida’s $9 million cut flower industry, a University of Florida expert says.

New study measures hookah use among Florida teens

New study measures hookah use among Florida teens

Published: Nov 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hookah pipe smoking has gained a foothold with Florida teens, according to a new University of Florida study, which shows 11 percent of high school students and 4 percent of middle school students have tried it.

‘Escaped’ proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers found

‘Escaped’ proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers found

Published: Nov 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age-related hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder among the elderly. But scientists are still trying to figure out what cellular processes govern or contribute to the loss.

Researcher: ‘Optical biopsy’ for breast cancer increasingly accurate

Published: Nov 5th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most biopsies following mammograms reveal benign abnormalities, not cancer.

Termites’ gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say

Published: Nov 4th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation’s most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production.

Uncertainty about jobs holds back real estate resurgence, UF study shows

Published: Nov 3rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the state’s high jobless rate, Florida’s real estate outlook is plagued by the most dangerous condition to delay an economic recovery: uncertainty, according to the latest University of Florida survey.