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Juvenile Law Clinic Takes Team Approach To Helping Kids In Trouble

Published: Jan 29th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Children in danger of falling through the cracks in Florida’s juvenile justice system now have a safety net in a unique advocacy program called Gator Teamchild at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

UF Biotech Breakthrough: Alga Gene Boosts Crop Yields

Published: Jan 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Tiny alga plants — which form green scum on ponds — are the source of a unique gene that can be transferred to crop plants, boosting yields by as much as 30 percent, according to University of Florida researchers.

UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process

Published: Jan 25th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Contrary to what Juan Ponce de Leon thought when he searched for it in the 16th century, the fountain of youth is made of anti-oxidants, not water, and it’s a lot easier to find than the famed explorer thought.

UF Dentist’s Web Course To Help Improve Access To Care For Those With Disabilities

Published: Jan 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Current research emphasizes oral health is a vital part of our overall well-being. But for many people with disabilities — either mental, physical or emotional – finding a dentist trained to care for them can be difficult.

UF Researcher: Teachers’ Nonverbal Clues Affect Students’ Performance

Published: Jan 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Children are quick studies when it comes to their teachers’ body language, and the messages they get about their teachers’ feelings toward them can have a profound effect on their classroom performance, a University of Florida researcher has found.

Florida Patients Awaiting Heart-Lung Transplants Will Benefit From New, National Organ Allocation Policy Effective Tomorrow

Published: Jan 19th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Florida patients awaiting combined heart-lung transplantation now have a better chance of receiving organs, thanks to a new national policy that goes into effect noon Wednesday (1/20/99).

Curriculum Standards For History Debated, Are They Effective?

Published: Jan 15th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — For years, a debate has raged over curriculum standards and who controls them. The locus of the standards movement now has shifted to the states and two researchers at the University of Florida offer some issues to consider as this shift takes place.

UF Weather Network Helps Citrus, Vegetables Survive Cold

Published: Jan 13th, 1999

TAVARES — Most Florida citrus, strawberry and vegetable growers survived the past week’s chill unscathed with the help of a University of Florida weather service.

Jimmy Cheek Named Dean Of UF College Of Agriculture

Published: Jan 13th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Jimmy Cheek, formerly assistant dean of the University of Florida College of Agriculture, was today named dean of the college and dean of academic programs for UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), effective Feb. 1.

UF Researchers: Gene Therapy Replaces Critical Protein In Animal Model Of Often-Fatal Lung-Liver Disease

Published: Jan 8th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Using an increasingly promising tool from their gene therapy arsenal, scientists have hit on an innovative way to replace a crucial protein that protects the lungs from the destructive action of an often-fatal lung-liver disease, University of Florida researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.