UF Researchers Assess Benefits Of Reducing Cholesterol Levels Lower Than Curent Recommendations

Published: September 30 1998

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida cardiologists at the Shands Cardiovascular Center at UF are part of a multinational effort to gauge the effect of aggressively lowering the body’s “bad” cholesterol levels below current medical guidelines in heart disease patients.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Drops Amid Growing Pessimism

Published: September 29 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence index fell sharply in September, hitting its lowest point in 16 months and reflecting growing pessimism about everything from personal finances to short-term business conditions, University of Florida economists report.

UF Scientist: Calusa Indian Site Reveals State May Face More Hurricanes

Published: September 28 1998

GAINESVILLE — A stormy past warns that Florida may be in store for more destructive hurricanes if scientists are right about the threat of global warming, new University of Florida research suggests.

Lack Of Intestinal Bacterium Linked To Kidney Stones In Cystic Fibrosis Patients, UF Researchers Report

Published: September 26 1998

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Cystic fibrosis patients who lack a beneficial intestinal bacterium have a greatly increased likelihood of developing a condition that can lead to kidney stones, and extensive use of antibiotics may be to blame, University of Florida researchers reported today (9/26) in the scientific journal The Lancet.

UF Study: People Hope For Best But Brace For Worst If Bad News Looms

Published: September 24 1998

GAINESVILLE — Concerned what you may learn from the stock market or the visit to the doctor?

UF Study Shows Self-Perception Influences Athletic Performance

Published: September 22 1998

GAINESVILLE — When it comes to coaching, the pep talk is better than the locker room tirade, University of Florida researchers have found in a new study.

University Of Florida To Be testing Ground For New high-Speed Modem

Published: September 18 1998

GAINESVILLE — Up to 100 University of Florida students and staff are the testing grounds for the world’s first trial of a new residential telecommunications technology that enables an ordinary telephone line to also become a high-speed data connection, providing speeds 30 times faster than today’s fastest dial-up modems.

Researchers Aim To Keep Termites From Gorging On Florida Homes

Published: September 17 1998

GAINESVILLE—You’ve got your security system on, burglar bars up and guard dog at the ready. Feel safe?

Scientists, Journalists Team Up In UF/NASA Communications Alliance

Published: September 16 1998

GAINESVILLE —Think a manned trip to Mars is a great idea but tracking the migration patterns of monarch butterflies is a colossal waste of time and money? Everyone’s entitled to their own view, but some opinions may be misinformed.

UF Report: Two Florida Cities’ Per Capita Income Rank In Nation’s Top 10

Published: September 15 1998

GAINESVILLE — Two South Florida metro areas rank in the top 10 nationally in per capita personal income, according to the latest University of Florida report on income that indicates a gap between city and rural wealth.

Ear Infection Complications On The Rise, UF Researchers Report

Published: September 14 1998

GAINESVILLE—Serious complications from childhood ear infections are on the rise, primarily because the bacterium most often responsible for the infection is growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Study: Discrimination Forces Transvestites Into Prostitution

Published: September 10 1998

GAINESVILLE — Being ostracized from society forces many transsexuals and transvestites into prostitution, putting them at risk for abuse, violence and the deadly virus that leads to AIDS, a new University of Florida study finds.

Armyworms Destroying Crops, Grass Across Southeast

Published: September 8 1998

GAINESVILLE — The Southeast is suffering through the worst infestation of armyworms in recent memory, with the pests chewing their way through thousands of acres of crops, pasture and turf.

UF Obstretrician Urges Choices For Parents Mourning A Baby’s Death

Published: September 4 1998

GAINESVILLE—Expecting the joy of birth, but experiencing the sorrow of death: That is the heartbreaking tragedy for parents of stillborn babies.

UF Economists Predict Slower Long-Term Economic Growth For Florida

Published: September 2 1998

GAINESVILLE — Slower population growth will lead to slower economic growth as Florida enters the 21st century, but the Sunshine State will still fare better than the nation, a new University of Florida study finds.

A Dollar Figure For Inconvenience

Published: September 21 1998

GAINESVILLE — You’re late to work after being stuck in traffic around a bridge repair.

UF To Open Central And Eastern Europe's First American Law Program

Published: September 29 1998

GAINESVILLE — Central and Eastern Europe’s first academic program in American jurisprudence debuts next week with the launch of the University of Florida’s Center for American Law Studies.