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UF research: undercharged A/C systems a common, costly problem

UF research: undercharged A/C systems a common, costly problem

Published: Jul 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the dog days of summer continue, lowering your electricity bills while staying cool and conserving energy may be easier than you think.

UF researchers discover how leukemia cells develop resistance to treatment

Published: Jul 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the onslaught of anticancer drugs bent on killing them, certain leukemia cells thrive by generating an enzyme critical to their survival, University of Florida researchers report in the current issue of The Biochemical Journal.

Scientists: collapse of coastal ecosystems tied to past overfishing

Published: Jul 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dying coral reefs, dwindling shellfish populations, shrinking seagrass beds and other collapses of the world’s coastal ecosystems are often blamed on pollution or global warming.

UF, NASA astronomers eye star with midriff bulge

Published: Jul 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using an ultra-high-resolution telescope, astronomers have observed a star spinning so fast its mid-section is stretched out, a phenomenon that had been suspected but never before measured.

For peppers, ‘hot’ quite literally the spice of life, UF research shows

Published: Jul 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It adds the fire to chili and the hot to salsa, but what does the zing do for the pepper?

UF expert: bedbugs are back in big city hotels

Published: Jul 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good night, sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite. That grandmother’s bedtime warning may make a comeback if bedbug infestations continue to escalate.

UF researchers: psychological factors contribute to heart monitor recipients’ quality of life

Published: Jul 19th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Picture this: A battery-operated device is about to be implanted in your chest to monitor your heartbeat. At any moment, it could sense something amiss and zap you with a powerful 750-volt shock to restore a healthy rhythm and save your life.

Simulator shows how pollutants get into groundwater

Published: Jul 18th, 2001

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A sand-filled plastic box is giving some Florida school children a clearer picture of how fragile the state’s precious groundwater supply is and how not to pollute it.

UF researchers: Florida has fewest older baby boomers

Published: Jul 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is missing a large part of the nation’s greatest growth explosion as the Sunshine State ranks dead last in the percentage of households with older baby boomers, according to the latest statistics available in a newly released University of Florida publication.

UF study: FCAT scores lower for schools with block schedule

Published: Jul 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida schools looking for ways to improve their FCAT scores may want to think twice about turning to a trendy format of longer classes known as the “block schedule.”