Cat Goes Home After Receiving Kidney Transplant At UF Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Published: February 28 1997

GAINESVILLE — Missy, a cat who only weeks ago was dying of kidney failure, returned home to Winter Springs today after a successful kidney transplant at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

Epidemic Strikes Alligators At Popular Farm, Says UF Researcher

Published: February 27 1997

GAINESVILLE — A mysterious infectious disease is killing captive alligators and may threaten their estimated 1.5 million counterparts in the wild, says a University of Florida biologist.

William Maples, Internationally Known UF Anthropologist, Dies At 59

Published: February 27 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida forensic anthropologist William Maples, internationally known for his work with identification and analysis of human remains, died today at his home. He was 59.

Premature Babies Benefit From Inhaling Nitric Oxide At Shands At The University Of Florida

Published: February 27 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gas commonly found in smog and cigarette smoke actually helps premature babies by opening blood vessels in their underdeveloped lungs, causing blood oxygen levels to rise, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Survey: Most Floridians Have Tried Alternative Medicine

Published: February 26 1997

GAINESVILLE — Ever been hypnotized to battle a smoking habit? Visited a massage therapist to relieve back pain? Brewed a home remedy to ward off the common cold?

UF Researchers: Strong Faith In U.S. Economy Fuels Consumer Confidence

Published: February 25 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida consumer confidence in February hit another seven-year high, thanks to upbeat attitudes about the national economy among all age and income groups, say University of Florida economists.

UF Freshman Hits The Jackpot As First-Time Author

Published: February 25 1997

GAINESVILLE — Jim Dodson is an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Florida and already his resume includes a live appearance on national television, an interview with CNN and an upcoming appearance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

Growing Pest Control Industry Faces A Shortage Of Entomologists

Published: February 18 1997

GAINESVILLE — For University of Florida student Marie Knox, choosing a field of study was simple: She wanted to learn about bugs. Big bugs, little bugs, flying bugs, biting bugs, stinging bugs. You name the bug; she names the phylum, species and order.

Recent Cuban Immigrants Not As Entrepreneurial, Says UF Professor

Published: February 14 1997

GAINESVILLE — Recent Cuban immigrants are less likely than their predecessors of the 1950s and 60s to start businesses and become a boon to the local economy, said a University of Florida professor.

Studies On Cough Reflex May Help Victims Of Spinal Injury

Published: February 13 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Studies at the University of Florida Health Science Center may ultimately yield not only better drugs to suppress the urge to cough, but also treatments to improve it in victims of spinal injury.

UF Professor’s Death Penalty Study Supports Recent ABA Decision

Published: February 5 1997

GAINESVILLE — A new study on capital punishment co-authored by a University of Florida professor shows nearly 70 inmates have been released from death row during the past 25 years because of doubts about their guilt.

UF Researcher: Don’t Be Quick To Pick Cough Syrup Just Because It’s Thick

Published: February 13 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Commercials and advertisements aside, thick may not be better than thin when it comes to cough syrup, University of Florida researchers say.