FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As anthrax and other biological weapons continue to be worrisome threats, a University of Florida researcher has found a common pest control agent called methyl bromide is more effective and cheaper than current treatments in eradicating deadly bacterial spores from buildings.
March 2002 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla.-For healthy older men and women, strength training not only firms muscles, but also significantly improves physical endurance and aerobic power, which can help prevent or delay a number of diseases including heart disease, according to a University of Florida study.
Rats With Partial Parkinson’s Damage In The Brain Show Complete Functional Recovery After Gene Therapy
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists report this week they have demonstrated that the injection of two corrective genes into a specific brain region generated significant restoration of normal limb movement in rats with a chemical-induced form of Parkinson’s disease.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians experienced its most dramatic increase in more than a decade in March, signaling an end to anxiety over terrorism and the Enron scandal, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Heart disease patients have more to fear than the threat posed by a couch potato lifestyle or high-fat foods such as burgers and fries: Mental stress can markedly decrease blood flow to the heart, hiking their risk of dying three-fold, University of Florida cardiologists reported today (3/25).
UF scientists offer clinical science view of exploring the potential of brain-derived adult stem cells
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adult stem cell research holds great promise for treating some neurological disorders, but much work remains before laboratory efforts can be translated into safe treatments, two University of Florida researchers write in a position paper in Saturday’s issue of The Lancet.
To help save southern heritage, uf experts help develop new crop rotation system for peanut, cotton farmers
QUINCY, Fla. — Low profits are driving many small peanut and cotton farmers out of business in the Southeast, but University of Florida experts say the downward spiral could be halted — and some of the region’s heritage saved — if farmers adopt a “less-is-more” approach to farming.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crossing the street may soon be safer, thanks to a computer program developed at the University of Florida that tells where and how cars and pedestrians cross paths the wrong way.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No St. Patrick’s Day meal would be complete without cabbage. While the leafy vegetable is a nutritional pot o’ gold, it also is the centerpiece of a weeklong crash diet that’s mostly blarney, says a University of Florida dietary expert.