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In Florida, It Pays To Be Bilingual, University Of Florida Study Finds

Published: Jan 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Florida Hispanics who are fluent in Spanish and English earn significantly higher incomes and are less likely to live in poverty than those who speak only English, according to a new study.

UF, UN And Smithsonian Team Up To Launch New Biodiversity Web Site

Published: Jan 28th, 2000

LAKE ALFRED — A homeowner curious about a strange weed in his garden, the fifth-grader writing a report on the Monarch butterfly and the horticulturist stumped by an unfamiliar plant disease all have a new source of information on the World Wide Web.

New Florida Bank Of Injured Brain Tissues Will Aid Nationwide Studies Of Head Injuries

Published: Jan 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida Brain Institute researchers today announced plans to open a first-of-its-kind bank of human brain tissue to support studies of traumatic brain injury, which affects someone in the United States every 15 seconds.

New Mathematical Model Explains Changing Patterns In Epidemics

Published: Jan 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A simple, new mathematical model enables scientists to predict epidemics of infectious diseases such as measles.

UF Economists: Florida Consumers Buoyant, Unfazed By New Millennium

Published: Jan 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose three points in January, reflecting unbridled optimism in the nation’s economy and waning concerns over the vanquished Y2K bug, University of Florida economists report.

UF Research Suggests Widely Used Models May Under Predict Pollution

Published: Jan 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research by a University of Florida professor suggests the complex computer models underlying regulations on pollution from cars and other sources in many of the nation’s largest cities may significantly underestimate pollution levels.

UF Researchers Developing New Soilless Growing Methods

Published: Jan 20th, 2000

LIVE OAK—Faced with a 2005 ban on a widely used chemical that controls soil pests, University of Florida researchers are working with growers to develop new high-tech growing methods that eliminate the need for soil.

Last Unidentified Sport Fish In North America Gets A Scientific Name

Published: Jan 19th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — This is no tall fish story. Scientists have identified a new species of bass, making the finned fighter likely the last game fish in North America to get a scientific name, says a University of Florida researcher.

New Crimson Tomato Has Health Benefits

Published: Jan 13th, 2000

BRADENTON—The redder the better, when it comes to tomatoes, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study Measures Protein Levels In Breast Milk: Findings May Indicate Infection Protection For Babies Who Nurse

Published: Jan 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Mothers have long suspected what medical science in recent years has largely confirmed: Breast-feeding offers infection protection for newborns. But exactly which ingredient in human milk provides the benefit is not entirely understood.