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UF Researchers: Migration Fuels Steady Growth To 2030 In Florida

Published: Feb 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida will continue to grow steadily but unevenly as the state’s current population swells nearly 8 million residents to 24.4 million by 2030, according to the latest projections from the University of Florida.

UF Researcher: Standard Surgery Is Best Treatment For Hyperparathyroidism

Published: Feb 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida surgeon is calling for a return to a more traditional surgical treatment for a hormonal imbalance that causes a constellation of symptoms doctors have coined “moans, groans, stones and bones.”

Missouri law professor Robert Jerry named next UF law dean

Published: Feb 7th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Missouri law Professor Robert Jerry has been named dean of the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, effective July 1.

Built for battle, brain injury test may be health-care boon

Published: Feb 6th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. soldiers fighting in today‚Äôs high-tech military force will be much more likely to survive traumatic brain injuries if University of Florida researchers succeed in developing a blood test to assess the severity of head wounds on the battlefield, U.S. Department of Defense officials say.

UF Researchers Developing Microbes And Plants To Detect Explosive Compounds In Soils

Published: Feb 6th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To detect toxic explosive residues in the soil – including unexploded artillery shells and other weapons – University of Florida researchers are using genetic engineering to modify microbes and plants that can be used as “biosensors.”

World Shark Attacks Sink For Second Year In Row, UF Research Shows

Published: Feb 5th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A weak economy and excessive fishing may have taken a bite out of shark attacks, which declined in 2002 for the second straight year, a new University of Florida report shows.