Juvenile Law Clinic Takes Team Approach To Helping Kids In Trouble

Published: January 29 1999

GAINESVILLE — Children in danger of falling through the cracks in Florida’s juvenile justice system now have a safety net in a unique advocacy program called Gator Teamchild at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

UF Biotech Breakthrough: Alga Gene Boosts Crop Yields

Published: January 27 1999

GAINESVILLE—Tiny alga plants — which form green scum on ponds — are the source of a unique gene that can be transferred to crop plants, boosting yields by as much as 30 percent, according to University of Florida researchers.

UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process

Published: January 25 1999

GAINESVILLE — Contrary to what Juan Ponce de Leon thought when he searched for it in the 16th century, the fountain of youth is made of anti-oxidants, not water, and it’s a lot easier to find than the famed explorer thought.

Florida Patients Awaiting Heart-Lung Transplants Will Benefit From New, National Organ Allocation Policy Effective Tomorrow

Published: January 19 1999

GAINESVILLE—Florida patients awaiting combined heart-lung transplantation now have a better chance of receiving organs, thanks to a new national policy that goes into effect noon Wednesday (1/20/99).

Curriculum Standards For History Debated, Are They Effective?

Published: January 15 1999

GAINESVILLE — For years, a debate has raged over curriculum standards and who controls them. The locus of the standards movement now has shifted to the states and two researchers at the University of Florida offer some issues to consider as this shift takes place.

Jimmy Cheek Named Dean Of UF College Of Agriculture

Published: January 13 1999

GAINESVILLE — Jimmy Cheek, formerly assistant dean of the University of Florida College of Agriculture, was today named dean of the college and dean of academic programs for UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), effective Feb. 1.

UF Weather Network Helps Citrus, Vegetables Survive Cold

Published: January 13 1999

TAVARES — Most Florida citrus, strawberry and vegetable growers survived the past week’s chill unscathed with the help of a University of Florida weather service.

UF Researchers: Gene Therapy Replaces Critical Protein In Animal Model Of Often-Fatal Lung-Liver Disease

Published: January 8 1999

GAINESVILLE—Using an increasingly promising tool from their gene therapy arsenal, scientists have hit on an innovative way to replace a crucial protein that protects the lungs from the destructive action of an often-fatal lung-liver disease, University of Florida researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

University Of Florida To Test Drive Wireless Computers

Published: January 7 1999

GAINESVILLE — Even with the latest laptop or fastest desktop computer, anyone who wants to surf the Web at the University of Florida has to plug into a telephone line or computer cable.

UF College Of Law Named For Prominent Lawyer Fredric G. Levin

Published: January 6 1999

GAINESVILLE — A gift from prominent trial lawyer Fredric G. Levin to the University of Florida College of Law will result in a $20 million endowment, immediately transforming the college into one of the best-funded public law schools in the nation. The gift, the second-largest ever to a public U.S. law school, will be formally announced by UF officials Monday (1/11/99) at a luncheon in Levin’s hometown of Pensacola.

UF Develops Test To Pinpoint Causes Of Water Pollution

Published: January 6 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have developed new tests to determine causes of pollution in lakes, streams, bays and underground water supplies.

Published: January 22 1999

GAINESVILLE—Current research emphasizes oral health is a vital part of our overall well-being. But for many people with disabilities — either mental, physical or emotional – finding a dentist trained to care for them can be difficult.

Published: January 21 1999

GAINESVILLE — Children are quick studies when it comes to their teachers’ body language, and the messages they get about their teachers’ feelings toward them can have a profound effect on their classroom performance, a University of Florida researcher has found.