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UF Scientists Test Mouthwash Method Of Collecting DNA

Published: Sep 30th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As thousands flock to research studies aimed at ferreting out the hereditary bases for a vast array of diseases, University of Florida researchers are using a mouthwash method of collecting DNA that’s as simple as swish and spit.

Citrus Land Values Drop Again As Other Farmland Values Increase, UF Survey Shows

Published: Sep 26th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The value of all types of agricultural land – except citrus – continued its upward trend during the past year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF Study: Better Pay Can Bring In Better School Teachers

Published: Sep 25th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Schools nationwide are struggling to cope with falling test scores, provoking debate about whether cash-strapped schools could attract qualified teachers by boosting pay.

UF Surgeons Study Refinement Of Sentinel Node Biopsy For Breast Cancer Patients

Published: Sep 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida surgeons have simplified the way they identify which lymph node is reached first by breast cancer cells that escape from a tumor. The refined approach improves the accuracy of sentinel node biopsy, an increasingly popular method of gauging whether the disease has spread.

UF Economists: Florida’s Consumer Confidence Rises Slightly

Published: Sep 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by a turnaround in perceptions of personal finances, Florida’s consumer confidence rebounded in September, raising questions about whether the rise will translate into holiday spending, University of Florida economists report.

UF Program Gives Online Support to Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Published: Sep 19th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients, often an overwhelming task, may be easier for family members worldwide thanks to an interactive program developed by University of Florida researchers and available by telephone and the World Wide Web.

Tiny, Magnetic Spheres May Help Overcome Gene Therapy Hurdle

Published: Sep 18th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The average person’s heart pumps about a gallon of blood per minute, a rate that can easily triple or quadruple during exercise.

A first: UF to host law school music conference in october

Published: Sep 17th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A student organization at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law hopes to build on the area’s reputation as an incubator for aspiring musicians by hosting what may be the nation’s first Music Law Conference on Oct. 4-5.

After Massive Experiment, Results Favor Wildlife Corridors

Published: Sep 16th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To combat urban sprawl and protect wildlife, many communities have set aside land for wildlife corridors linking natural areas to one another.

UF Study: Marriage Can Reduce Life Of Crime

Published: Sep 12th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The bliss of a steady marriage is a strong antidote to a life of crime, a new University of Florida study finds.