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UF Researchers Develop Tiny Tool Kit To Study Genes And Unhealthy Cells

UF Researchers Develop Tiny Tool Kit To Study Genes And Unhealthy Cells

Published: Apr 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A decade-old international effort to map the human genetic code is expected to wrap up this summer, giving scientists all the information they need to identify the genes behind diseases ranging from diabetes to heart disease.

UF Study Shows Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Independence In Frail Elderly

Published: Apr 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Strokes, injuries and the aging process often rob elderly people of the ability to care for themselves, but pumping iron can help restore some independence to the most incapacitated, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville.

UF Taste Testers Help Launch New Food Products

Published: Apr 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Companies working to bring a new food product to market have two questions — does it taste good and will consumers buy it?

UF Survey: Falling Gas Prices Restore Consumer Confidence In April

Published: Apr 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Boosted by declining gasoline prices as OPEC countries agree to expand production, Floridians’ consumer confidence rebounded in April from a sharp drop in March, University of Florida economists report.

Survey: Quality Of Life Scores Highest For Florida Entrepreneurs

Published: Apr 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Decent roads and a nearby airport are important, but good fishing and a short commute to work are among things entrepreneurs rate highly when choosing a place to grow a business, according to a new University of Florida study.

New Process Yields Safe Orange Juice That Tastes Like Fresh-Squeezed

Published: Apr 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE — A new process that uses carbon dioxide gas under high pressure can produce orange juice that tastes just like fresh-squeezed, but is as safe to drink as the heat-pasteurized variety, according to a University of Florida food engineer who helped perfect the process.

UF Researchers Explore The Psychology Of Cancer Treatment Choices

Published: Apr 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—If you have a headache, an aspirin will cure what ails you. If your child has a persistent ear infection, a common antibiotic will usually do the trick. But when it comes to cancer, it’s rarely that simple.

UF Study: Strong CEOs Garner High Salaries At Shareholders’ Expense

Published: Apr 19th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people are intimidated by asking for a raise, so imagine how much easier it would be if you could pick your boss, set his pay and be almost guaranteed a glowing job evaluation — regardless of whether you actually did a good job.

After 30-year Quest, UF Math Research Leads To Breakthrough

Published: Apr 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida mathematics researchers have made a significant discovery in the theory of partitions and q-series, a branch of mathematics noted for its ties with other branches of mathematics and the sciences.

UF Study: On Columbine Anniversary, Kids Still Lack Violence Education

Published: Apr 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A year after the massacre at Columbine High School, a University of Florida study finds most Florida public school districts have policies against violence but few actually teach kids how to prevent it.