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UF/Duke Researchers Show Lung Transplantation May Be Option For Certain Ventilator-Dependent Patients

Published: Feb 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—It’s one of medicine’s greatest ironies: The patients who most need a certain treatment may be too ill to handle it. Now University of Florida and Duke University researchers say one group of people long considered too sick for a lung transplant may be able to undergo the procedure after all.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Falls As Concerns Turn To Finances

Published: Feb 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida fell last month as concerns over the results of the presidential election widened to include fears about personal finances, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Research Targets Rising Nitrates In Suwannee River Basin

Published: Feb 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising nitrate levels — most likely from farms and homes in the region — along North Florida’s famous Suwannee River are prompting concerns about the nutrient’s effect on the environment and public health.

Patients For A Day At UF: New Emergency Department Doctors Must Play The Part To Gain Empathy

Published: Feb 22nd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when many people view doctors as distant and unsympathetic, a new University of Florida program requires emergency department residents to walk a mile in their patients’ shoes.

The Latest In Solar Tech: A Generator That Doubles As A Refrigerator

Published: Feb 21st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A network of steel pipes and tanks tucked behind a small building at the University of Florida could lead to a new method of creating two seemingly unrelated products — electricity and refrigeration — by tapping into the power of the sun.

Major Players In Presidential Election To Be Featured At UF Conference

Published: Feb 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Key participants in Florida’s protracted 2000 Presidential election will participate in a University of Florida conference Feb. 26, examining legal, political and media aspects of the contested balloting.

UF Scientists Say Protect Lake Okeechobee Before It’s Too Late

Published: Feb 20th, 2001

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — In response to a steady decline in the water quality of Lake Okeechobee, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has formed a partnership with state and federal agencies to save the state’s largest lake.

Univ. Of Fla. Researcher: Canada Can Learn From U.S. Elder Care Model

Published: Feb 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite fears that the United States is unprepared to care for its rapidly growing elderly population, the system of assisted-living facilities actually place it on firm ground, […]

Say CHEES: Software Helps UF Researchers Compare Expressions In Men And Women

Published: Feb 15th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—When it comes to men, women and emotion, pet theories abound on whether one sex is more emotional or inhibited than the other.

UF Survey Shows Canker Eradication Program Has Strong Support

Published: Feb 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the destruction of more than a half-million trees in the past year, the Florida Citrus Canker Eradication Program is viewed as necessary by nearly three-fourths of respondents in a new University of Florida survey.