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Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Published: Sep 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A chemical compound made from a type of bacteria discovered in the Florida Keys by a University of Florida pharmacy researcher has shown effectiveness in fighting colon cancer in preclinical experiments.

UF study: Wildlife officials may need to restrict hunting to boost quail numbers

Published: Sep 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More hunting restrictions may be needed if wildlife managers are to bring back declining populations of the northern bobwhite quail, a new University of Florida study shows.

Consumer confidence inches up as worst of BP oil spill crisis ends

Published: Sep 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The sealing of the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico put a stop to the hemorrhaging of Florida’s consumer confidence, which rose two points to 68 in September, its highest level since May according to a new University of Florida survey.

Study: Florida panther population in better shape than before; still a long way to go

Published: Sep 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1995, conservation managers made a desperate bid to save the Florida panther from extinction and released eight female pumas imported from Texas in hopes they’d breed with native males.

Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

Published: Sep 13th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters […]

Florida’s population grows again after first decline since mid-1940s

Published: Sep 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After declining for the first time since the end of World War II, Florida’s population grew once again last year, a hopeful yet tentative sign that the worst of the recession may have passed, according to the latest preliminary population estimates from the University of Florida.