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Engineering students the newest faces at hospital

Published: Oct 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Biomedical engineering student Patricia Kwong spends a few hours each week following a neurologist and epilepsy specialist on rounds at Shands hospital, and she’s learning a lot about epilepsy and how doctors monitor and treat patients.

UF Researchers Use Gene Therapy To Successfully Prevent Heart Problem In Rats

Published: Oct 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE.—A form of genetic trickery blocks the action of a harmful hormone, protecting the heart from the ravages of reduced blood flow, report University of Florida researchers, who describe results from a novel animal study in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation Research.

Bats Give Blood In The Name Of Good Health

Published: Oct 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Humans seem to think that blood and bats go hand in hand, and they do when it comes to University of Florida research.

UF Researcher Finds Pain-Free Treatment To Increase Walking Distance

Published: Oct 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — When 71-year-old Verton Gay first went to the Lifetime Cardiac Rehab Center in Ocala, he had just undergone bypass surgery followed by back surgery, and walking was causing him excruciating pain. It seemed he would have to give up living a life he was familiar with.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Keeps Declining As Holidays Near

Published: Oct 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Fears that the international financial crisis could drag America down caused consumer confidence in Florida to drop in October for the third consecutive month, dampening the outlook for holiday sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF-Designed Plant container Slashes Water Consumption

Published: Oct 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida-designed plant container that traps and recycles water could help commercial nurseries solve a vexing problem: how to give plants enough water without exceeding limits on water consumption.

UF Researchers Find Anxiety Decreases Driving Ability

Published: Oct 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — As the drivers in the Pepsi 400 revved their engines last weekend and prepared to face the difficulties of the Daytona race course, there were millions of drivers in the United States preparing to face what they believe are the same challenges.

National Brain Institute To Open This Week At University of Florida

Published: Oct 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida takes center stage into the chase for cures to today’s most devastating illnesses — especially brain and spinal cord problems — with this week’s opening of one of the nation’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced centers devoted to neuroscience.

UF Biotech Breakthrough Drives World’s First BioMass-To-Ethanol Plant

Published: Oct 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—A breakthrough biotech “bug” developed by a University of Florida scientist will help produce 20 million gallons of ethanol fuel annually at the world’s first commercial biomass-to-ethanol plant.

UF Researchers Find Difference Between Reactions To Different Pitches

Published: Oct 16th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — When Tampa Bay Devil Rays outfielder Rich Butler steps to the plate, he’s waiting for the type of pitch he hits best.