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UF Research: Methyl Bromide More Effective, Economical For Killing Anthrax

Published: Mar 29th, 2002

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.

UF Study Shows Strength Training Improves Aerobic Power In Seniors

Published: Mar 28th, 2002

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.

UF Survey: Confidence Soars, Gaining Largest Increase In 11 Years

Published: Mar 26th, 2002

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.

Rats With Partial Parkinson’s Damage In The Brain Show Complete Functional Recovery After Gene Therapy

Published: Mar 26th, 2002

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.

UF researchers find mental stress increases heart patients’ risk of dying

Published: Mar 25th, 2002

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 researcher develops aids vaccine for cats

Published: Mar 22nd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a major scientific breakthrough, a University of Florida researcher has developed a feline AIDS vaccine that the federal government has approved for commercial use.

UF scientists offer clinical science view of exploring the potential of brain-derived adult stem cells

Published: Mar 21st, 2002

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

Published: Mar 21st, 2002

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.

Bytes Replace Push Pins In UF Pedestrian Safety Project

Published: Mar 20th, 2002

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.

Cabbage Soup Diet No Lucky Charm For Weight Loss, Says UF Expert

Published: Mar 14th, 2002

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.