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UF Researchers Report Estrogen Hastens Healing

Published: Oct 31st, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Estrogen speeds wound healing in older postmenopausal women, report researchers from England’s University of Manchester and the University of Florida in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Medicine.

Florida Sexuality Education Programs Fall Short, UF Research Shows

Published: Oct 30th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Sexuality education programs in Florida’s public high schools fall short in teaching students what they need to know to stem the high rates of teen-age pregnancy and disease, a new University of Florida study finds.

Ghost Ants Can Be More Trick Than Treat For Homeowners

Published: Oct 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE— Florida homeowners may be haunted by more than the usual ghouls and goblins this time of year as ghost ants show up in kitchens in search of a sweet treat.

Despite Stock Market Problems, Holidays Look Healthy For Retailers

Published: Oct 28th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Even with a stock market experiencing some turbulence, Florida’s consumer confidence continued its uphill trend in October and pointed toward a happy holiday season for retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers Report Nerve Tissue Transplant Recipient Is Stable

Published: Oct 27th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—A North Florida man who was the nation’s first person to undergo an experimental nerve tissue transplant to slow the progression of spinal cord damage remains stable 3 « months after the operation, say University of Florida researchers who performed the procedure.

Sports Scientists Say Weight Lifting Is Key In Preventing Severe Injuries

Published: Oct 23rd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers studying football injuries at more than a dozen high schools have a message for coaches who want to keep players in the game: Hit the weight room.

State Officials Fear Imorted Animals Might Introduce Deadly Tick-Borne Livestock Disease

Published: Oct 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida professor and the state veterinarian say large African tortoise ticks found on imported reptiles in Florida could carry and spread heartwater, an exotic disease that kills livestock and wildlife.

Japan Seeks Guidance From UF Organ Recovery Experts

Published: Oct 15th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—As Japan on Thursday legalizes organ transplants from brain-dead donors, officials are turning to the University of Florida for guidance as they struggle to educate their citizens — many of whom believe death occurs only once the heart stops beating.

UF/IFAS Pilot Program Focuses On Good Food Habits For Teens

Published: Oct 14th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—For teenagers who snack their way through the day, living off candy, chips, cookies and soda, University of Florida researchers have a message: Read a nutrition label.

UF-Developed Software Means Paperless Clinical Trials, Quicker Cures

Published: Oct 13th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have designed an Internet-based electronic computer system to bring large scale clinical trials into the world of cyberspace, saving time, money and maybe even lives.