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UF researchers find transplantation effective for some liver cancer patients

Published: May 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Toronto have found that liver transplantation appears to be a viable alternative for some patients with liver cancer, a group that historically has had few options.

UF researchers reverse metabolic disorder in mice

Published: May 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Several hundred babies are born in the United States each year with an inherited disorder known as PKU, which requires adherence to an unpleasant protein-free diet to thwart development of mental retardation.

UF president names Ed Poppell vice president for administrative affairs

UF president names Ed Poppell vice president for administrative affairs

Published: May 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Charles E. Young Wednesday named Ed Poppell as permanent vice president for administrative affairs, the university’s chief fiscal and business officer. The appointment is effective June 1.

Second phase of livable-wage program for UF employees begins June 1

Published: May 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida on Friday (6/1) will begin the second phase of a three-part program to increase the minimum pay for entry-level employees.

UF survey: consumer confidence remains unchanged in April

Published: May 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida remained unchanged from April, continuing to be plagued by concerns about personal finances, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF researcher finds links among stress, pain and immune function

Published: May 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nobody looks forward to having a root canal, but now scientists have found that the short-term pain and stress of the procedure may contribute to later illness.

New fly species could make Memorial Day picnics more enjoyable

Published: May 23rd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Memorial Day wouldn’t quite be the same without picnics, backyard barbecues and, of course, the ever-present imported fire ant, but a tiny new fly may pull up the welcome mat on the uninvited holiday guest.

UF study: rec therapy helps those awaiting heart transplants

Published: May 22nd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients awaiting heart transplants would benefit from recreational therapy, which would boost their spirits and help them better cope with stress, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF professor: alimony still plays a role in many failed marriages

Published: May 21st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alimony has almost disappeared from cocktail conversations and college textbooks, but the subject remains a sticky issue in some failed marriages, says a University of Florida researcher.

Trees in 16 Florida counties under attack by southern pine beetles

Published: May 18th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A record attack of Southern pine beetles in Florida may become worse still if ongoing dry conditions continue, University of Florida researchers say.