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UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Drop Calls Recovery Into Question

Published: Apr 30th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians declined in April after its most dramatic increase in more than a decade last month, underscoring the fact that signs of an economic turnaround remain unclear, University of Florida economists said today.

Florida’s Youngest Lung Recipient Receives Double Lung Transplant At Shands Children’s Hospital

Published: Apr 26th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida surgeons at Shands Transplant Center at UF performed a double-lung transplant on a 3-month-old infant – the youngest patient ever to undergo this surgery in Florida.

No Bottle Opener, No Problem: This Robot Will Crack Open The Brew

Published: Apr 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Life just got even easier for the family couch potato.

Florida/Swedish Scientists Develop New Model For Studying How Parkinson’s Disease Starts And Progresses

Published: Apr 23rd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neuroscientists have demonstrated that a selected gene, when injected into rats, sets off the progressive brain cell destruction that causes human Parkinson’s disease-a discovery they believe provides a better model for investigating the disease process.

University of Florida Expert Says Replanting Sea Oats Can Help Save Dunes, Beaches

Published: Apr 19th, 2002

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Just in time for Earth Day, a UF researcher is leading an effort to restore one of nature’s most valuable beach defenses: sea oats.

Putting The Bite On Melaleuca: UF And USDA To Release Australian Insect To Control Invasive Tree In South Florida

Published: Apr 19th, 2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— To slow and hopefully stop the spread of harmful Australian melaleuca trees in South Florida, researchers from the University of Florida and U.S. Department of Agriculture will release a tiny insect predator Monday at the eastern edge of Everglades National Park in Broward County.

Young Poodle Returns Home Following Successful Kidney Transplant At University Of Florida

Published: Apr 18th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a classic example of motherly love: With her young son’s life in danger, mom puts herself in harm’s way and donates her own kidney to ensure the youngster’s survival.

To Tap Potential Of Hydrogen, NASA Turns To Florida Universities

Published: Apr 17th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every shuttle launch depends on cutting-edge technology, highly trained technicians, and some plain, old-fashioned tanker trucks – 50 of them, to be exact.

“Vigilant Vector” Could Insert Genes That Sense, Prevent Heart Attacks

Published: Apr 11th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida researchers has used gene therapy to develop a tiny biological machine that could one day be injected into heart attack-prone patients to recognize and stop new heart attacks.

Floridians Say State Should Educate Voters, UF Study Shows

Published: Apr 9th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen months after the presidential election that puzzled a nation and embarrassed a state, a University of Florida study reveals Florida voters say the state should do more to teach residents how to cast a ballot.