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UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

UF student engineers design environmentally safe, portable bug trap

Published: Apr 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may not go “bzzzzzzt” but it does kill bugs — with less potential harm to the environment and people than traditional bug zappers.

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

Published: Apr 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next mosquito-borne illness in the United States may be chikungunya (“chicken-GUN-ya”) and despite its odd name the viral disease is no laughing matter, University of Florida […]

Got brain? Neural mechanisms play role in healthy bone growth

Published: Apr 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists searching for a gene therapy to control obesity have unexpectedly discovered a way that the brain regulates bone growth, a finding that shines new light on osteoporosis and other bone-robbing diseases.

Parents open door to drinking for many teens

Published: Apr 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gateway to drinking often swings open at home. Instead of keeping their kids locked out of the liquor cabinet, parents turn out to be the primary […]

Brain Surgery Boosts Memory For Parkinson’s Patients, UF Research Shows

Published: Apr 16th, 2007

GAINESVILLE—An increasingly popular surgical technique to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease also improves memory–a finding that surprised researchers, a new University of Florida study shows.

Quality of life a long-lasting concern for cancer patient caregivers

Published: Apr 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They are often called the forgotten survivors.

Threat of jail time doesn’t keep drunken drivers off the road

Published: Apr 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Actor Mel Gibson avoided jail time after he was convicted of driving under the influence in California last year. Most people who take to the wheel after drinking don’t think they’ll wind up behind bars either — or even be caught, as the “Braveheart” and “Lethal Weapon” star was, University of Florida researchers say.