UF Researchers Report Estrogen Hastens Healing

Published: October 31 1997

GAINESVILLE—Estrogen speeds wound healing in older postmenopausal women, report researchers from England’s University of Manchester and the University of Florida in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Medicine.

Florida Sexuality Education Programs Fall Short, UF Research Shows

Published: October 30 1997

GAINESVILLE — Sexuality education programs in Florida’s public high schools fall short in teaching students what they need to know to stem the high rates of teen-age pregnancy and disease, a new University of Florida study finds.

Ghost Ants Can Be More Trick Than Treat For Homeowners

Published: October 29 1997

GAINESVILLE— Florida homeowners may be haunted by more than the usual ghouls and goblins this time of year as ghost ants show up in kitchens in search of a sweet treat.

Despite Stock Market Problems, Holidays Look Healthy For Retailers

Published: October 28 1997

GAINESVILLE — Even with a stock market experiencing some turbulence, Florida’s consumer confidence continued its uphill trend in October and pointed toward a happy holiday season for retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers Report Nerve Tissue Transplant Recipient Is Stable

Published: October 27 1997

GAINESVILLE—A North Florida man who was the nation’s first person to undergo an experimental nerve tissue transplant to slow the progression of spinal cord damage remains stable 3 « months after the operation, say University of Florida researchers who performed the procedure.

Sports Scientists Say Weight Lifting Is Key In Preventing Severe Injuries

Published: October 23 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers studying football injuries at more than a dozen high schools have a message for coaches who want to keep players in the game: Hit the weight room.

State Officials Fear Imorted Animals Might Introduce Deadly Tick-Borne Livestock Disease

Published: October 20 1997

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida professor and the state veterinarian say large African tortoise ticks found on imported reptiles in Florida could carry and spread heartwater, an exotic disease that kills livestock and wildlife.

Japan Seeks Guidance From UF Organ Recovery Experts

Published: October 15 1997

GAINESVILLE—As Japan on Thursday legalizes organ transplants from brain-dead donors, officials are turning to the University of Florida for guidance as they struggle to educate their citizens — many of whom believe death occurs only once the heart stops beating.

UF/IFAS Pilot Program Focuses On Good Food Habits For Teens

Published: October 14 1997

GAINESVILLE—For teenagers who snack their way through the day, living off candy, chips, cookies and soda, University of Florida researchers have a message: Read a nutrition label.

UF-Developed Software Means Paperless Clinical Trials, Quicker Cures

Published: October 13 1997

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have designed an Internet-based electronic computer system to bring large scale clinical trials into the world of cyberspace, saving time, money and maybe even lives.

UF Researchers Report Improvement In The Treatment Of Heart Bypass Patients With Recurrent Problems

Published: October 10 1997

GAINESVILLE—Although bypass surgery is keeping heart disease patients alive longer, the veins most often used to circumvent their obstructed coronary arteries are prone to developing fatty blockages years later.

Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers

Published: October 9 1997

GAINESVILLE — Allergy and asthma sufferers soon may have a new weapon in their fight against airborne enemies: an indoor-air cleaning system that uses light and simple chemicals to destroy the dust mites and mold spores that cause many allergies.

Value Of Some Agricultural Land In Florida Continues To Decline

Published: October 2 1997

GAINESVILLE—For the seventh consecutive year, the market value of Florida’s citrus lands has declined as a growing population and foreign agricultural competition continued to take their toll, according to a recent statewide survey conducted at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF Researchers: Nuclear Power Will Make Mars Trip Shorter, Safer

Published: October 1 1997

GAINESVILLE — As the world marks the 40th anniversary Saturday of the first Sputnik launch and the dawn of the Space Age, scientists at the University of Florida are working on a nuclear propulsion system they say could shorten a 600-day manned trip to Mars by more than a year.

New “Wonder Peanut” Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits

Published: October 8 1997

GAINESVILLE — A new “wonder peanut” being harvested for the first time in the United States this month beats olive oil in healthful benefits, says a University of Florida peanut breeder.