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UF Study Tallies Health-Care Costs Of 3 Treatment Strategies For Heart Disease

Published: Dec 14th, 1999

GAINESVILLE— Bypass surgery and angioplasty initially cost much more than a prescription for pills, but in certain patients they have the potential to treat heart disease so effectively that long-term medical expenses could end up about equal, University of Florida researchers have found.

For 21st-Century Campers And Soldiers, A Tent That Sets Itself Up

Published: Dec 13th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Think of it as the Jetsons meet the Boy Scouts.

Chestnuts Could Be A Low-Fat Alternative For Holiday Snacking

Published: Dec 10th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Chestnuts roasting in a … microwave? Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

UF Center To Help Expand Construction Reuse And Recycling Industry

Published: Dec 9th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With computers now standard tools in architecture and building construction, University of Florida researchers are creating software to help with the other end of the process: taking buildings apart.

‘Chaos’ Theory Empowers VA And University Of Florida Researchers To Predict Epileptic Seizures

Published: Dec 8th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Inspired by an intriguing mathematical concept known as chaos theory, researchers at the University of Florida Brain Institute and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville have developed a technique for predicting some types of epileptic seizures minutes to hours before they begin.

UF Study: Female Knee Injuries More Likely Because Of Bone Structure

Published: Dec 7th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Men and women have significantly different skeletal structures in their legs, making women much more likely than men to experience sports-related knee injuries, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Survey: Most Floridians Willing To Pay To Restore The Everglades

Published: Dec 3rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although support varies depending on the cost of the remedies, most Floridians are willing to pay for restoring the Everglades to their original condition, a new University of Florida study shows.

1999 May Be The Last Year For Online Shopping Gravy Train

Published: Dec 2nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Thinking of doing some holiday shopping on the Internet this year? Better act fast: This time next year, the number of online retailers may be down and the savings edge may be all but gone, says a University of Florida electronic commerce expert.

Unique Environment, Amateur Sleuths Make Fla. An Archaeology Prize

Published: Dec 1st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Ancient swamp things abound in Florida to give rare looks at the way people lived thousands of years ago, and ordinary folks are helping to uncover them, says a retired University of Florida professor.

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.