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Phone counseling works to reinforce weight loss, UF study finds

Published: Nov 24th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Telephone counseling may be just as successful as face-to-face counseling in helping people maintain weight loss, report University of Florida researchers. The UF study is the first […]

Girls who start puberty early are less able to cope with stress

Published: Oct 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Girls who enter puberty early may be less able to cope with being bullied or rejected by other students than their female classmates who mature later, a new University of Florida study finds.

Ideas about sex roles may affect wages more than economics, society

Published: Sep 22nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Men’s and women’s attitudes about their proper place at work and home may matter as much as economic forces when it comes to how much money they make, a new University of Florida study finds.

Study uncovers facts about artists’ modeling in revealing interviews

Published: Sep 17th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who appear nude as artists’ models are more concerned about losing their pose than removing their clothes, a new University of Florida study finds.

Long-term care fraught with uncertainties for elderly baby boomers

Published: Jul 9th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The continued decline of the nursing home – once the mainstay care for the frail elderly – and an upsurge in popularity of assisted living will lead to many dramatic changes in long-term care, according to a University of Florida expert and editor of a new book on the subject.

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

Published: Jun 9th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers studying embryonic stem cells have explored the first fork in the developmental road, getting a new look at what happens when fertilized eggs differentiate to build either an embryo or a placenta.

Men on a mission help youth thrive despite negative stereotypes

Published: Jun 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book.

Drink specials quadruple likelihood of exiting a bar over legal limit to drive

Published: May 13th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A last call should be issued for drink specials because they dramatically increase the risk of college students walking out of a bar intoxicated, especially if they are underage, a new University of Florida study finds.

Maternal respect stronger among African-American and Latina girls

Published: Apr 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young African-American and Latina girls treat their mothers with greater deference than do whites but their mothers take it harder when tempers flare, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers identify key target for cancer therapies

Published: Apr 17th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New therapies must target a key protein interaction to destroy aggressive cancer cells’ protective force field, University of Florida scientists reported this week at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in San Diego.