Memory Bias Leads To Happiest Marriages, Says UF Researcher

Published: December 31 1997

GAINESVILLE — Doses of self-delusion can be very useful in sustaining marital bliss, says a University of Florida researcher of newlyweds.

UF Economist: Holiday Sales Test Value Of Consumer Confidence

Published: December 30 1997

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence, which remains relatively strong in the state despite a one-point drop in December, may prove to have little value in predicting Christmas sales based on early reports from this season’s retailers, say University of Florida economists.

New Volunteer Corps Aims At Conserving Wildlife Habitat

Published: December 29 1997

GAINESVILLE—The people in University of Florida conservationist Will Sheftall’s class have one thing in common: They want to be good neighbors.

UF Offers Agricultural Mediation Service For USDA Disputes

Published: December 26 1997

GAINESVILLE — Farmers who have a dispute with the U.S. Department of Agriculture may find convenient and cost-effective relief through a new mediation service offered free statewide by the University of Florida.

Libraries Are In The Middle Of A Virtual Information Revolution

Published: December 24 1997

GAINESVILLE — Got information?

Old Maas Brothers Department Store Becomes UF Book Depository

Published: December 24 1997

GAINESVILLE — Like other universities needing more space for growing library collections, the University of Florida has leased the ground floor of a former Maas Brothers department store to serve as off-campus storage.

UF Study: Terminally Ill Put Little Thought Into Choosing Treatment

Published: December 23 1997

GAINESVILLE — What may be the decision of a lifetime often takes mere minutes when people consider treatment for fatal illness, a new University of Florida study finds.

Holidays Turn Diners Into Food Tradionalists

Published: December 22 1997

GAINESVILLE—To many, food is an adventure, a vast territory to be explored by their pioneering palates. Their culinary courage knows no bounds.

UF Researchers: Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Ulcers

Published: December 19 1997

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers report a blood test they helped develop can accurately detect the bacteria that causes most ulcers — at less than one-fourth the cost of endoscopy, the standard diagnostic tool.

Poinsettias Are Getting Better, More Colorful, All The Time

Published: December 18 1997

GAINESVILLE—When it comes to poinsettias, red can’t be beat, University of Florida poinsettia researchers say.

Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF

Published: December 16 1997

GAINESVILLE — At more than 6 feet long and weighing as much as 600 pounds, this is one armadillo that likely wouldn’t have ended up as road kill.

The Next Big Speed Boost: Parallel Computing With High-Speed Networks

Published: December 11 1997

GAINESVILLE — An accountant for XYZ Widget Co. has stepped out for lunch and left his computer running with the Dilbert screen saver doing its job.

Shopping For Children? UF Instructor OffersTips For Lasting Gifts

Published: December 10 1997

GAINESVILLE—Stores are bursting with bright packages promising endless hours of entertainment for children. But if toys offer just one way to play, they may not hold children’s attention for long, a University of Florida child development expert says.

UF Shands Transplant Team Performs Rare Combined Liver-Pancreas Transplant

Published: December 10 1997

GAINESVILLE—A 14-year-old Orlando girl with cystic fibrosis was discharged from Shands Children’s Hospital today after undergoing a rare combined liver-pancreas transplant, the state’s first for this particular disorder.

UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs

Published: December 9 1997

GAINESVILLE — Determined to separate fact from fiction, University of Florida researchers are attempting to document the existence of seizure-alert dogs — animals that purportedly can detect seizures about to strike their owners and warn them of the coming trouble.

UF To Dedicate Human Rights And Peace Center In Uganda

Published: December 8 1997

GAINESVILLE — As the world observes Human Rights Day on Wednesday, Uganda, a country recovering from decades of bloodshed and oppression, is scheduled to host U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright for the dedication of a human rights and peace center founded by University of Florida law and anthropology professors.

UF Researcher: Families Not Necessarily Best Suited To Care For Elderly

Published: December 4 1997

GAINESVILLE — Many aging parents would rather take the risks of personal freedom than kowtow to their grown children for help with daily living, a University of Florida study finds.

UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes

Published: December 2 1997

VERO BEACH—Dov Borovsky wants to put mosquitoes on a diet.

A Weed Is A Weed Is A Weed, Unless It’s Mistletoe, UF Professor Says

Published: December 12 1997

GAINESVILLE—Before you enlist the help of mistletoe to land some smooches this holiday season, there’s something University of Florida horticulturist Robert Black wants you to know.