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UF Survey: Value Of Citrus Groves Down, Land Near Cities Up

Published: Aug 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The value of Florida’s citrus groves is plummeting because of a glut of fruit, while urbanization is rapidly pushing up the value of agricultural land near cities, a University of Florida survey shows.

Too Many Toddlers Losing Battle Of The Bulge, UF Researchers Report

Published: Aug 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Many exhausted parents marvel at their preschool children, who run and jump their way through the day and still beg to do more. But an alarming number of children under 5 don’t fit this pattern: They exercise too little, eat too much and are seriously overweight, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Receives Private Gift To Establish Premier Research Site, Professorship For Underdiagnosed Lung-liver Disease

Published: Aug 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Fueled by a generous gift from the Miami-based Alpha One Foundation, the University of Florida Gene Therapy Center is slated to become the premier research site for an underdiagnosed, potentially fatal lung-liver disease.

University Of Florida Center To Head Up New, Experimental Landfill

Published: Aug 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — No one wants to live near a landfill.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Slips In Wake Of World Events

Published: Aug 25th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence slipped in August amid volatility in the stock market, international terrorist attacks and the deepening scandal in the White House, University of Florida economists report.

Endangered Crane Receives Pioneering Joint Replacement Surgery At UF Vet School

Published: Aug 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a procedure never before performed on a bird, University of Florida veterinarians — with help from a human hand surgeon — have implanted a fingerlike, artificial joint in a rare Siberian crane.

UF Air Revitalization Research shows promise For Manned Mars Mission

Published: Aug 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — With hermetically sealed walls and numerous life support systems, space craft are intended to protect astronauts from deadly conditions outside.

UF Researchers Use $8 Million-Plus Grant To Educate Physicians About Vascular Biology

Published: Aug 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida has received a one-year grant totaling more than $8 million to further develop continuing education programs for doctors in the field of vascular biology, officials announced today.

UF Researcher: Dorm Room Design Features Affect Psychological Health

Published: Aug 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Looking for a room with a view and good lighting may be as important to students as unpacking the bookcase and microwave when settling into a college dormitory, a new University of Florida study finds.

Surgical First Expected To Advance Life-Saving Kidney Transplant Program

Published: Aug 14th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A 37-year-old Florida man was in good condition and scheduled for discharge today (8/14) at Shands at the University of Florida, three days after UF surgeons performed a first in the Southeast: removal of a kidney from a live donor using a rare technique credited with decreasing the donor’s postoperative recovery time, scarring and pain.