UF Survey: Value Of Citrus Groves Down, Land Near Cities Up

Published: August 28 1998

GAINESVILLE — The value of Florida’s citrus groves is plummeting because of a glut of fruit, while urbanization is rapidly pushing up the value of agricultural land near cities, a University of Florida survey shows.

Too Many Toddlers Losing Battle Of The Bulge, UF Researchers Report

Published: August 27 1998

GAINESVILLE—Many exhausted parents marvel at their preschool children, who run and jump their way through the day and still beg to do more. But an alarming number of children under 5 don’t fit this pattern: They exercise too little, eat too much and are seriously overweight, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Receives Private Gift To Establish Premier Research Site, Professorship For Underdiagnosed Lung-liver Disease

Published: August 27 1998

GAINESVILLE—Fueled by a generous gift from the Miami-based Alpha One Foundation, the University of Florida Gene Therapy Center is slated to become the premier research site for an underdiagnosed, potentially fatal lung-liver disease.

University Of Florida Center To Head Up New, Experimental Landfill

Published: August 26 1998

GAINESVILLE — No one wants to live near a landfill.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Slips In Wake Of World Events

Published: August 25 1998

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence slipped in August amid volatility in the stock market, international terrorist attacks and the deepening scandal in the White House, University of Florida economists report.

Endangered Crane Receives Pioneering Joint Replacement Surgery At UF Vet School

Published: August 21 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a procedure never before performed on a bird, University of Florida veterinarians — with help from a human hand surgeon — have implanted a fingerlike, artificial joint in a rare Siberian crane.

UF Air Revitalization Research shows promise For Manned Mars Mission

Published: August 20 1998

GAINESVILLE — With hermetically sealed walls and numerous life support systems, space craft are intended to protect astronauts from deadly conditions outside.

UF Researchers Use $8 Million-Plus Grant To Educate Physicians About Vascular Biology

Published: August 20 1998

GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida has received a one-year grant totaling more than $8 million to further develop continuing education programs for doctors in the field of vascular biology, officials announced today.

UF Researcher: Dorm Room Design Features Affect Psychological Health

Published: August 18 1998

GAINESVILLE — Looking for a room with a view and good lighting may be as important to students as unpacking the bookcase and microwave when settling into a college dormitory, a new University of Florida study finds.

Surgical First Expected To Advance Life-Saving Kidney Transplant Program

Published: August 14 1998

GAINESVILLE — A 37-year-old Florida man was in good condition and scheduled for discharge today (8/14) at Shands at the University of Florida, three days after UF surgeons performed a first in the Southeast: removal of a kidney from a live donor using a rare technique credited with decreasing the donor’s postoperative recovery time, scarring and pain.

UF Enhanced Mammograms For Earlier Detection To Undergo Trial

Published: August 14 1998

GAINESVILLE — A major University of Florida research effort to improve breast exam X-ray images using computers will undergo its first trial this fall, when radiologists determine whether the more detailed mammograms better show early signs of breast cancer.

UF Using New Technology To Speed Contamination Cleanup

Published: August 13 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers are using a new technology that could reduce the cleanup time of some stubborn hazardous waste sites from years to days.

UF Psychologists Ready To Help Floridians When Disaster Strikes

Published: August 11 1998

GAINESVILLE—El Niño will long be remembered for this year’s onslaught of natural disasters across the nation. Wildfires blazed out of control, deadly tornadoes fell from the sky, flood waters rolled over plains and droughts dried farmlands. All this, and the height of hurricane season looms.

UF Researchers Work With Navy To Squeeze Out The Squeak From Helium-Altered Voices

Published: August 6 1998

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Some people find inhaling helium fun at a party, where the squeaky, high-pitched voices it creates can be comical. But for deep-water divers, who breathe a helium-oxygen mix, such speech distortions can prove dangerous and costly.

UF Researcher: Mothers Who Use Cocaine In Pregnancy Still Love Babies

Published: August 5 1998

GAINESVILLE — Cocaine abuse does not necessarily affect motherly love, according to a University of Florida study that finds mothers who use the drug during pregnancy care for their babies just as much as moms who abstained.

UF Researchers Develop Filter Coating That Traps Bacteria And Viruses

Published: August 4 1998

GAINESVILLE — When 26 children became ill after swimming in a kiddie pool at an Atlanta water park earlier this summer, health investigators said it was because low chlorine levels failed to kill harmful bacteria in the water.

UF Research Shows Zinc Triggers Body's Defenses

Published: August 7 1998

GAINESVILLE — Summer cold sufferers take heart: A new University of Florida study offers new evidence that zinc — the latest rage in cold remedies — may provide immediate protection against disease.