New System Could Help Control Fires In Florida Forests

Published: January 30 1997

GAINESVILLE—Smokey Bear is getting some high-tech help from University of Florida researchers in his quest to prevent forest fires.

UF Researchers Test Massage Therapy For Treatment Of Chronic Sickle Cell Pain

Published: January 29 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida physicians hope the healing power of hands and a healthy dose of relaxation will help people who suffer from the debilitating pain associated with sickle cell disease.

UF Researcher: Students And Teachers Benefit From Longer Relationship

Published: January 28 1997

GAINESVILLE — Middle schools where students stay with the same teachers for two or three years at a time foster better learning and even better discipline, a University of Florida study shows.

UF Economist: Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Decade High

Published: January 28 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida consumer confidence jumped this month to its highest level in more than seven years, thanks to long-awaited promotions and raises in the workplace, say University of Florida economists.

UF Researcher: Personality Type May Influence TV Viewing Choices

Published: January 24 1997

GAINESVILLE — An energetic salesman is more likely to watch “Hard Copy” after a tough day at work, while the stereotypical lazy brother-in-law might watch videos on MTV for hours on end.

UF Researcher: Future Health Care May Be Modeled After ATM Machines

Published: January 17 1997

GAINESVILLE — A byte may be better than a touch for some types of health care, says a University of Florida researcher who has shown that cyberspace may soon take the place of personal visits to the doctor.

Experts Agree: Death Penalty Not A Deterrent To Violent Crime

Published: January 15 1997

GAINESVILLE — Friday is the 20th anniversary of the first execution in the United States since the death penalty’s reinstatement, and a University of Florida researcher’s new study shows 90 percent of the nation’s top criminologists say killing people to deter violent crime is an immense waste of time and money.

UF Researchers: Many Heart Attack Patients Nationwide Are Not Receiving The Best Medications

Published: January 14 1997

GAINESVILLE—”Out with the old and in with the new” may not be the best New Year’s resolution if you have a heart attack in 1997, caution researchers at the University of Florida and the Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

UF Professor: Evolution And Creation Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive

Published: January 10 1997

GAINESVILLE — Followers of evolution and creation have been feuding for nearly a century, but the two schools of thought may have more in common than it seems, says a University of Florida history professor.

Vegetable Overdose Possible For People On Certain Types Of Medication

Published: January 7 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet includes vegetables, but they and other ordinary foods can interact with common prescription drugs and cause decidedly unhealthy side effects, pharmacists warn.

Florida Researchers Tackle Turnover Problem Among Long-Term Care Nurses

Published: January 6 1997

Inner-City Black Businesses Most Successful, Says UF Researcher

Published: January 2 1997

GAINESVILLE — Black businesses can defy stereotypes and thrive in inner-city neighborhoods, even earning more money than their suburban counterparts, a new University of Florida study finds.

Barn Owls May Help Solve Everglades’ Rodent Problems

Published: January 23 1997

BELLE GLADE—To help rid the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) of destructive rodents, researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hoping to increase the number of barn owls in South Florida.

State’s Youngest Master Gardener An Old Pro

Published: January 16 1997

FLORAL CITY—John Andrew Korycki had a special gift in mind on his 11th birthday and let his grandmother know she could bypass the toy stores and sporting goods shops.

UF Professor Goes Back To The Future With “Star Wars”

Published: January 29 1997

GAINESVILLE — With the 1977 blockbuster “Star Wars” returning to the wide screen Friday, ardent fans of the film wonder if a new generation of movie-goers will embrace its old-fashioned story and mix of special effects with the same enthusiasm as original audiences.

UF Researchers Test Herpes Vaccine

Published: January 22 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers and their counterparts at medical centers nationwide are testing a vaccine designed to stop the herpes virus dead in its tracks.