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For Endangered Butterfly, Golf Courses To Provide Essential Habitat

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have found an unusual ally in their efforts to re-create rare native habitat for an endangered butterfly in the Florida Keys: golf courses.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Gets Pre-Holiday Boost

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose two points in November, an unexpected gain for late in the year that bodes well for holiday retail sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: High Schools Reinvent Themselves With Good Results

Published: Nov 24th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — A new bell has rung in many American high schools that are scrapping old ideas about class schedules, course content and the relationship between students and teachers, a nationwide survey by a University of Florida researcher shows.

UF Research: Underground Rivers, Springs Not The “Pipes” They Appear

Published: Nov 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Rivers and streams in north Florida have a curious habit of disappearing into the ground, only to reemerge elsewhere, a result of the porous rock formations that lie not far beneath the ground.

UF Course Teaches Prisoners How To Handle Money When They Get Out

Published: Nov 22nd, 1999

MARIANNA — When some of the men at the Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna first went behind bars, there were no debit cards or ATM cards, and banking choices were limited.

A Molecule Family Hinders Spinal Cord Regeneration, UF Brain Institute Team Finds

Published: Nov 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Nerve tissue transplants are among the promising experimental therapies to restore communication among cells in injured spinal cords, but scientists long have wondered why the transplanted cells don’t grow more vigorously, thereby enhancing the level of recovery.

Family Support, School Climate Can Help Abused Girls Avoid Bulimia

Published: Nov 19th, 1999

GAINESVILLE The support of family members and a positive school climate help physically abused adolescent girls avoid the binge-purge cycle of bulimia, a new University of Florida survey shows.

‘Shop ‘Til YouDrop’: A holiday Tradition For Some, An Ongoing Problem For Others

Published: Nov 18th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With the arrival of November, tradition demands that Americans head to the stores for the annual frenzy of gift buying. While some shoppers may dread the experience and others delight in it, a small percentage of those loading up with consumer goods actually suffer from a year-round problem of compulsive shopping.

UF Researchers: Pilot Data Highlight Need For Improved Evaluation Of Women With Chest Pain

Published: Nov 17th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Early findings from a national study of women with chest pain suggest that many are being declared free of heart disease when they actually have minor blockages developing in their coronary arteries, University of Florida and Brown University researchers say.

UF Study: Some Illnesses, Life Events Make Elders Vulnerable To Depression

Published: Nov 16th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although common among the elderly, depression is not a personal weakness or character flaw, but rather a major medical issue and public health concern, a new University of Florida study finds.