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UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Remains At Historic Record High

Published: Mar 31st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence sustained its record-setting pace in March, matching the all-time high set in February, University of Florida economists report.

UF Race Relations Expert Says Racism Is At Its Worst In 30 Years

Published: Mar 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Three decades after the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., racism remains firmly entrenched in American society, and popular culture and the news media are at least partly to blame, a University of Florida racial relations expert says.

UF Researchers Report Pilot Data From National Study Of Women With Heart Disease

Published: Mar 29th, 1998

ATLANTA—To the list of what makes men and women different, add a few new items in the category of heart disease.

Cancer-Fighting Couple Makes $5 Million Gift To University of Florida Cancer Program

Published: Mar 25th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—A Jacksonville couple, both cancer survivors, has donated $5 million to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s cancer research program — a gift expected to speed the development of improved methods of cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.

UF And Cuban Agricultural Economists Discuss Impact of Lifting Cuban Trade Embargo At March 31 Washington, DC Conference

Published: Mar 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Politics aside, Florida agriculture — especially sugar cane, vegetables and citrus — could face yet another serious challenge from abroad if or when the U.S. embargo against Cuba is lifted, say University of Florida agricultural economists who have been studying the issue for more than four years.

Smallest Mets Fans Get New Roost For Ball Games

Published: Mar 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—When baseball fans start complaining about bats, it conjures up images of players in a batting slump.

UF Researcher Explores Front-Line Duty of Nursing Home Assistants

Published: Mar 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Verbal and physical attacks are common in the nation’s nursing homes, but who many of the victims are might come as a surprise: nursing assistants, who endure aggressive behavior from residents on a daily basis, a University of Florida researcher has found.

X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers

Published: Mar 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A team of University of Florida researchers is trying to come up with definitive predictions of the risks to children from different types of X-ray exams, an area that often leaves worried parents with unanswered questions.

Electronic Nose Knows When Seafood Is Safe

Published: Mar 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—To combat the rise in food-borne illnesses, University of Florida scientists are the first in the nation to begin testing highly accurate electronic noses that sniff out fishy seafood before it gets to the consumer.

Computer Model May Give Farmers The Edge On The Next El Niño

Published: Mar 13th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Drowned potato plants, rows of buckled corn stalks, ruined cabbage fields: El Niño’s torrential rains and powerful storms have hurt Florida vegetable farmers this year.