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NIH Awards UF Researchers Major Grants To Study Gene Therapy In Array Of Disciplines

Published: May 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—In the much-heralded race to cure disease using gene therapy, scientists have struggled with a persistent problem: how to best ferry copies of healthy genes into the human body.

UF Agricultural Economist Says Delay In Pesticide Ban Could Boost Support For Expanding Latin American Trade

Published: May 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida professor says agricultural industry support for expanding trade with Latin America could depend on delaying a 200l ban on a controversial but widely used pesticide.

New Dampener Makes Traffic Light Poles Safer, Longer-Lasting

Published: May 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A mailbox-sized dampener designed by University of Florida engineers greatly reduces wind-driven vibration in traffic-signal poles, increasing their life span and stability.

UF Economists: Florida’s Consumer Confidence Remains Unshaken

Published: May 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — An economic calamity would have to rival Hollywood’s “Godzilla” and “Deep Impact” to crush the record-high confidence of Florida’s consumers, University of Florida economists report.

UF Program Offers Communication Strategies To Hearing-Aid Users

Published: May 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Hearing aids don’t restore normal hearing, but they do help and could be more useful to the estimated 85 percent of older Americans who could benefit from the devices but don’t wear them.

Modified Gas Turbine Engine Cuts Fuel Costs And Lowers Emissions

Published: May 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida engineers are hoping to save taxpayers money by making more efficient and earth-friendly gas turbine engines for naval vessels and tanks, as well as helicopters and small power plants.

Massive Tests Could Lead To Cheaper, Safer Bridges

Published: May 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — It’s quiet, invisible and maddeningly complex.

Global Warming Could Disrupt Agriculture Around The Globe

Published: May 15th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers are peeking into the next century at what might happen to food crops if global warming continues at its current rate, and what they found is a good news/bad news situation.

UF To Screen All Newborns For Hearing Loss

Published: May 14th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—In their first months of life, babies drink in the details of their surroundings and begin to learn language from their parents’ soothing chatter. But for some, such words literally fall on deaf ears, though years may pass before someone recognizes it.

UF Bus Will Tour State To Show Off Emerging Fuel Cell Technology

Published: May 13th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida residents will get a preview of what some automakers see as the successor to the internal combustion engine when University of Florida researchers begin touring the state’s cities in a rare, fuel cell-powered bus late this year.