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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Awards $10.4 Million Grant To Create New Center For The Study Of Gene Therapy And Diabetes At UF

Published: Dec 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Armed with a $10.4 million grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, University of Florida researchers announced today (12/13) they will launch a new center devoted to the study of gene therapy to fight diabetes and its complications.

Used Lumber Good For Environment, Economy, Say UF Researchers

Published: Dec 12th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long a staple of the architectural world, salvaged building materials now can have an economical — and environmentally friendly — alternative use as studs, trusses and other basic construction components, a new University of Florida study shows.

Women Are Right: Men Are Clueless Holiday Shoppers, Says Retail Expert

Published: Dec 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to the holidays, says a University of Florida retail expert, men’s shopping and gift-buying habits can be summed up in one simple word: clueless.

UF Licenses New Mole Cricket Control To Biotech Firm

Published: Dec 8th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A tiny parasite imported from South America by University of Florida researchers will soon be available commercially to end a 30-year battle with mole crickets, one of the most troublesome agricultural pests in the Southeast.

UF Scientist Finds Protein That Regulates Brain’s Reaction To Injury

Published: Dec 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is among a team of scientists who have discovered a protein’s role in controlling the brain’s inflammatory response to injury and disease.

‘Eyebotic’ Shows Promise As A New Navigation Aid For The Blind

‘Eyebotic’ Shows Promise As A New Navigation Aid For The Blind

Published: Dec 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Think of it as an electronic seeing-eye dog.

Flotte Named Director Of UF Genetics Institute

Published: Dec 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Terence R. Flotte has been named director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute, a position he has held in an interim capacity for nearly two years, Provost David Colburn announced today. The appointment is effective immediately.

Mentally Disabled Shouldn’t Receive Death Penalty, Says UF Professor

Published: Dec 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Defendants with mental disabilities should not be sentenced to death, a practice 38 states still allow, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychiatry.

Farris and Julia Bryant Florida History Preservation Fund Endowment Will Preserve Florida History And Culture

Published: Dec 4th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s 34th Governor, C. Farris Bryant, is contributing $300,000 to endow The Farris and Julia Bryant Florida History Preservation Fund at the George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida. The gift is eligible for available matching state funds of 50 percent, bringing the total amount of the endowment to $450,000.

UF Gene Therapy Researchers Continue Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

Published: Dec 1st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Turning the promise of gene therapy into reality has been more difficult than scientists once hoped, but University of Florida researchers have identified a strategy for overcoming one barrier to successfully treating the lung disease cystic fibrosis.