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UF Research: Dairy Farm Manure Could Be Useful To Nurseries

Published: Nov 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most manure produced by Florida’s dairy farms is stored in lagoons and spread on fields, a practice that can lead to pollution of rivers and lakes if not done correctly.

New UF Program Recycles Fishing Line To Protect Wildlife

Published: Nov 28th, 2001

MARINELAND, Fla. — It’s strong, thin and almost invisible.

Smoking Down Among Students At UF, Campus Survey Finds

Published: Nov 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cigarette use among University of Florida students has declined during the last two years, with freshman showing the highest drop, according to a campus survey.

Survey Predicts Weak Holiday Sales Despite Consumer Confidence Rise

Published: Nov 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in November, but with overall confidence down for the year, lackluster holiday sales are likely, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Study Finds Radiation As Effective As Surgery For Vocal Cord Cancer

Published: Nov 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Radiation therapy can cure throat cancer as effectively as surgery while preserving people’s vocal cords and voices, University of Florida researchers have found.

UF Research: Kingsnakes Disappearing From State

Published: Nov 21st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The kingsnake, so named because it eats poisonous snakes and is immune to their venom, is rapidly disappearing from Florida, according to new research by a University of Florida scientist.

Pumpkin Isn’t Just For Pie Anymore, Says UF Expert

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pumpkin pie may be one of the most traditional items on the Thanksgiving menu, but it’s time Americans started thinking outside the crust — with a tropical twist, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study: Religion Doesn’t Directly Influence Sense Of Well-Being Or Fear Of Death In Seniors

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Simply attending religious services or turning to religion in times of need will not increase a person’s feeling of well-being or make them fear death less, at least among people in later life.

UF Explores Gene Therapy And Marine Sponges In Fight Against Diabetes

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In separate papers published today, University of Florida scientists and their colleagues announced two distinct approaches for thwarting the onset of type 1 diabetes in mice susceptible to the disease.

University of Florida Surgeons Report High-Tech Spectacles Ease Neck And Back Strain

Published: Nov 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patients going under the knife aren’t the only ones who end up with their share of aches and pains after an operation: Many physicians grapple with substantial neck and back strain by the end of a grueling day in the surgical suite.