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Rx for health: Engineers design pill that signals it has been swallowed

Rx for health: Engineers design pill that signals it has been swallowed

Published: Mar 31st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call them tattletale pills.

UF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia

UF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia

Published: Mar 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail heirs and one flamboyant charlatan called Rasputin, still afflicts many people today.

Florida’s high jobless rate causes another drop in consumer confidence

Published: Mar 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell in March by three points to 70 as the state’s bleak unemployment rate cast doubts about the long-term health of the economy and people’s ability to make major household purchases, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Published: Mar 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your worst enemy can sometimes also be your best friend, according to entomologists from the University of Florida and Illinois State University.

Increasingly threatened loggerheads follow their own paths in travel, eating

Increasingly threatened loggerheads follow their own paths in travel, eating

Published: Mar 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With loggerhead sea turtle nests in dramatic decline, researchers would love to know more about where the turtles go, and what they eat, so they can better protect the creatures’ habitat.

Catching spawning Florida bass won’t deplete populations, UF study shows

Catching spawning Florida bass won’t deplete populations, UF study shows

Published: Mar 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent cold weather has delayed largemouth bass spawning, says a University of Florida expert whose research suggests anglers should enjoy the opportunity for easy catches, despite naysayers.

To predict student success, there’s no place like home: UF study

To predict student success, there’s no place like home: UF study

Published: Mar 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Current school reform efforts, like No Child Left Behind, emphasize teacher quality as the most important factor in student success, but University of Florida researchers have identified another, stunningly accurate predictor of classroom performance — the student’s home address.

Engineers: Weak laser can ignite nanoparticles, with exciting possibilities

Published: Mar 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering researchers have found they can ignite certain nanoparticles using a low-power laser, a development they say opens the door to a wave of new technologies in health care, computing and automotive design.

Rural tourism can create jobs and draw vacationers to Florida towns

Published: Mar 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Sunshine State has an untapped industry close to home, says a University of Florida researcher studying how rural areas can attract Floridians hungry for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

UF researcher maps how age, gender can affect risk to radiation exposure

UF researcher maps how age, gender can affect risk to radiation exposure

Published: Mar 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors have a clearer picture than ever before of how much radiation reaches sensitive tissues during routine X-rays and similar imaging, thanks to sophisticated models of the human body being developed at the University of Florida.