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UF Joins IBM To Help U.S. Manufacturers Get Technological Advantage

Published: June 28 1996

GAINESVILLE — Joining forces with IBM and several other companies, researchers at the University of Florida are attempting to give hundreds of thousands of American manufacturers a leg up on foreign competitors.

DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives

Published: June 27 1996

GAINESVILLE—Just when you thought you’d heard enough about DNA testing from the so-called “Trial of the Century,” University of Florida researchers are using the same science to police polluters.

UF Economists: Job Worries And Stagnant Wages Sober Consumers

Published: June 25 1996

GAINESVILLE — Florida consumers regained some confidence in the economy in June, but job worries and stagnant wages stand to curb their enthusiasm, say University of Florida economists.

Little-Understood Weather Pattern May Cause Floods, Says UF Scientist

Published: June 21 1996

GAINESVILLE —Ocean cooling in another part of the world may help explain sudden storms that flood Florida rivers and streams during summer, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researcher Launches Experiments On Space Shuttle Columbia

Published: June 19 1996

GAINESVILLE — Scientists hope two groups of rats being launched into space Thursday (6/20) on the shuttle Columbia will shed light on a unique 20th century phenomenon — bone loss in astronauts.

Lifting Weights Shown To Reverse Effects Of Osteoporosis In Heart Transplant Patients

Published: June 18 1996

Physicians have long known that performing aerobic exercise helps patients with transplanted hearts pump blood better.

UF economist optimistic U.S. growers will get NAFTA relief

Published: June 14 1996

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida commodities expert says he’s optimistic the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will give relief to the nation’s vegetable growers, hit hard the past two years by surging imports of tomatoes and peppers from Mexico.

FDA Proposes Labeling Aspirin For Use At Onset Of Heart Attack

Published: June 14 1996

GAINESVILLE—In a move physicians say will save thousands of lives each year, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed sanctioning the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of death from the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart attack.

Wastewater Wetlands Could Be Answer For Developing Nations

Published: June 13 1996

GAINESVILLE — Developing nations, where drinking the water or even swimming in the ocean can be dangerous, may find a low-cost solution to their environmental woes by using wetlands for wastewater treatment, says a University of Florida scientist who is building such a system in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Floridians Say U.S. Should Invest More Money In Medical Research

Published: June 12 1996

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Most Florida residents think the nation should invest more money in medical research, and many are even willing to pay more for it themselves, according to a statewide survey.

UF Data Base To Give Monumental Help Around The World

Published: June 10 1996

GAINESVILLE — Monuments around the world that have been damaged by war, neglect and pollution are the focus of restoration and preservation efforts through a data base developed at the University of Florida.

Environmental Chemicals Can Combine To Create Potential Hazzard

Published: June 6 1996

NEW ORLEANS — The combination of two environmental chemicals commonly found in insecticides and pesticides produces a response 1,000 times more powerful than each individual chemical, possibly causing harmful effects to the endocrine system, according to scientists at the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research (CBR) in New Orleans.

UF Scientist’s Discovery Challenges Assumptions About Killer Bird

Published: June 5 1996

GAINESVILLE — Scientists are searching for more fossils after a University of Florida paleontologist discovered a wing bone that revealed a 2-million-year-old killer bird so tough that it survived the collision of two continents.