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New Software Protects Florida Drinking Water From Pesticide

Published: June 27 1997

GAINESVILLE–A new computer software program developed by a University of Florida graduate student will help protect Florida’s drinking water from pesticide contamination and could have worldwide application.

UF Experts Say Fear Unwarranted But Treat Malathion With Respect

Published: June 27 1997

GAINESVILLE—Is the pesticide malathion dangerous or safe?

Breakthrough Research On Ocean Algae Could Lead To Freeze- And Drought-Resistant Crops, Says UF/IFAS Scientist

Published: June 25 1997

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida professor reports finding “the missing link” in how tiny ocean algae produce a chemical substance that influences cloud formation in the atmosphere. The breakthrough research could help explain global climate changes and make it possible to develop agricultural crops that resist freeze, drought and salt water damage.

UF Economists: Sales Fall But Consumer Confidence Hits Eight-Year High

Published: June 24 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence index hit an eight-year high in June thanks to a rare combination of healthy wages and low unemployment, but retail sales are reaching a saturation point, University of Florida economists report.

North Dakota Extension Turns To UF Psychologists For Support

Published: June 20 1997

GAINESVILLE—Extension agents in North Dakota — long trusted advisers for crop, business and home advice — now find flood victims turning to them for help with the stress of recovery.

UF Dental Material Helps Dentures Stay Planted

Published: June 19 1997

GAINESVILLE—Denture wearers who fear their new false teeth will slip and slide may have reason to smile.

UF Researcher: College Policies Ineffective in Speeding Graduation Rates

Published: June 18 1997

GAINESVILLE — Politicians’ plans to prod students into graduating on time have little chance of success, a new University of Florida study finds.

North Florida Pine Woods Fall Victim To Southern Pine Beetle

Published: June 17 1997

GAINESVILLE—A tree-killing beetle has invaded the Ocala National Forest, and by the time its work is done the face of the forest could be drastically changed, say entomologists with the University of Florida and the state Division of Forestry.

UF Professor: Watergate Reforms Have Spawned New Scandals

Published: June 16 1997

GAINESVILLE — The very reforms passed to correct the scandals of Watergate have spawned new abuses of their own, says a University of Florida political scientist on the 25th anniversary of the famous burglary.

UF Researcher: Grandchildren May Play Role In Caring For Grandparents

Published: June 5 1997

GAINESVILLE — Millions of older Americans may find that their best care comes not from government programs or their own children, but from grown-up grandchildren, a University of Florida researcher has found in a study that spanned 23 years.

University Of Florida To Require All Students To Have Computer Access

Published: June 4 1997

GAINESVILLE — Beginning in summer 1998, all incoming University of Florida students will have to add computer savvy to their list of requirements for graduation.

UF Physicians Perform First “Mini” Bone Marrow Transplant

Published: June 26 1997

GAINESVILLE—For what may be the first time in the state, University of Florida physicians have performed a “mini” bone marrow transplant using much less intensive chemotherapy and no radiation.

UF Researcher: There In Help — But Little Hope — For Deforested Tropics

Published: June 4 1997

GAINESVILLE —The natural recovery of tropical forests leveled for agricultural use will be slow, but humans can encourage natural forest growth with such things as tree plantations, says a University of Florida researcher.