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New System Could Help Control Fires In Florida Forests

Published: Jan 30th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Smokey Bear is getting some high-tech help from University of Florida researchers in his quest to prevent forest fires.

UF Researchers Test Massage Therapy For Treatment Of Chronic Sickle Cell Pain

Published: Jan 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida physicians hope the healing power of hands and a healthy dose of relaxation will help people who suffer from the debilitating pain associated with sickle cell disease.

UF Professor Goes Back To The Future With “Star Wars”

Published: Jan 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — With the 1977 blockbuster “Star Wars” returning to the wide screen Friday, ardent fans of the film wonder if a new generation of movie-goers will embrace its old-fashioned story and mix of special effects with the same enthusiasm as original audiences.

UF Researcher: Students And Teachers Benefit From Longer Relationship

Published: Jan 28th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Middle schools where students stay with the same teachers for two or three years at a time foster better learning and even better discipline, a University of Florida study shows.

UF Economist: Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Decade High

Published: Jan 28th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida consumer confidence jumped this month to its highest level in more than seven years, thanks to long-awaited promotions and raises in the workplace, say University of Florida economists.

UF Researcher: Personality Type May Influence TV Viewing Choices

Published: Jan 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — An energetic salesman is more likely to watch “Hard Copy” after a tough day at work, while the stereotypical lazy brother-in-law might watch videos on MTV for hours on end.

Barn Owls May Help Solve Everglades’ Rodent Problems

Published: Jan 23rd, 1997

BELLE GLADE—To help rid the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of destructive rodents, researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hoping to increase the number of barn owls in South Florida.

UF Researchers Test Herpes Vaccine

Published: Jan 22nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers and their counterparts at medical centers nationwide are testing a vaccine designed to stop the herpes virus dead in its tracks.

UF Researcher: Future Health Care May Be Modeled After ATM Machines

Published: Jan 17th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A byte may be better than a touch for some types of health care, says a University of Florida researcher who has shown that cyberspace may soon take the place of personal visits to the doctor.

State’s Youngest Master Gardener An Old Pro

Published: Jan 16th, 1997

FLORAL CITY—John Andrew Korycki had a special gift in mind on his 11th birthday and let his grandmother know she could bypass the toy stores and sporting goods shops.