Archive for “November 2002 ”
Published: Nov 27th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a cruel irony that strikes many victims of spinal cord injury: In those who suffer only partial paralysis, limbs that should remain healthy become stiff and useless because of chronic spasticity, a painful condition that causes muscles to contract involuntarily.
Published: Nov 26th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians made a stunning recovery this month, reflecting optimism about the midterm election results and the Federal Reserve’s latest cut in the federal funds rate, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Nov 25th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The longer patients on dialysis wait for a kidney transplant once they develop end-stage renal disease, the worse they fare, University of Florida researchers report in the Nov. 27 issue of the journal Transplantation.
Published: Nov 22nd, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plenty of people would agree that Thanksgiving is a prime time to gobble down delicious turkey. But a University of Florida food-safety expert warns that careless cooking techniques can leave diners feeling less than thankful.
Published: Nov 20th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have discovered superconductivity in a most unlikely place: the highly radioactive element used to make nuclear weapons.
Published: Nov 19th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faced with ever-increasing pressure to boost state-mandated test scores, some school districts have sought an advantage by pumping up their pupils with extra calories from junk food, a study conducted at the University of Florida suggests.
Published: Nov 18th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday will challenge the nation’s smokers to give up cigarettes for at least a day, but University of Florida medical experts say quitting permanently may require more than just encouragement.
Published: Nov 14th, 2002
SARASOTA, Fla. — Heads will roll as a U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to control imported fire ants is put into practice this month in Florida.
Published: Nov 14th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A well-designed kitchen may be the key to entertaining party guests, but a University of Florida researcher has found it’s even more important for another group of people: those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Published: Nov 13th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than a quarter million Americans each year get new knee joints, yet only incremental advances have been made in their design since the devices were developed in the 1960s.