Universal Design Allows Home Buyers To Age In Place

Published: March 31 1999

GAINESVILLE—Your first home can fit your needs for a lifetime, with new design techniques available to builders today, says a University of Florida housing and home environment specialist.

University Of Florida College Of Helath Professions To Establish Rehabilitation Studies Center

Published: March 29 1999

GAINESVILLE.—The chairman of Jacksonville-based Brooks Health System announced today that Brooks Health Foundation will donate $2.5 million to the University of Florida College of Health Professions to establish a rehabilitation studies center. The gift is eligible for state-matching funds, bringing the total to $5 million.

UF Researcher: Systematic Markdowns Can Lead To Increased Profits

Published: March 25 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although retailers often view markdowns and clearance sales as necessary evils, a systematic and pre-planned markdown system will actually lead to even greater profits for the retailer, according to a University of Florida study.

Search For Pest Turns Up Dangerous Cousin, UF Researcher Says

Published: March 24 1999

GAINESVILLE — An all-points bulletin from University of Florida and state pest-control experts for the feared pink hibiscus mealybug netted a surprise.

Algebra Without Equations, Engineering Without Diagrams?

Published: March 23 1999

Well, maybe not, but a University of Florida computer engineering professor is at work on augmenting traditional reasoning tools with three-dimensional virtual objects

Curing Slackers: The Key Lies In the Right Reward, Says UF Researcher

Published: March 22 1999

GAINESVILLE — It’s a familiar scenario: A project starts out as a group effort but quickly becomes the burden of a few diligent souls who do their share and carry the load for the other slackers as well.

University of Florida Physicians At Shands Cardiovascular Center Study Use Of Low-Dose Radiation In Angioplasty

Published: March 19 1999

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida physicians at Shands Cardiovascular Center at UF are the first in the state to test whether low-dose radiation administered within a coronary artery at the time of angioplasty can help keep the vessel open.

Engineering Dean Selected To Take Over As Vice President For Research

Published: March 19 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida College of Engineering Dean Win Phillips has been offered and accepted the position of vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, UF President John V. Lombardi announced today.

UF Researcher Finds Mission Indians Played Bigger Role In Florida History

Published: March 18 1999

GAINESVILLE — The Spanish would never have survived to give Florida its name and heritage in the 17th century without the Indians who lived at missions strung out across the state, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study: Shark Attacks Dip Last Year But Fatality Recorded in Florida

Published: March 16 1999

GAINESVILLE — Sharks have taken a holiday from humans as the number of attacks from the predators has declined worldwide and in Florida as well, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet

Published: March 15 1999

GAINESVILLE—Findings from two novel animal studies indicate autism and schizophrenia may be linked to an individual’s inability to properly break down a protein found in milk, University of Florida researchers report in this month’s issue of the journal Autism.

Sorter Uses Electromagnetism To Cull Best Seeds For Planting

Published: March 12 1999

GAINESVILLE — The news is usually about drought or pests, but vegetable farmers lose millions each year to an invisible but expensive source: bad seeds.

Nearly 40 Percent Of Animals Treated Through UF Veterinary Internal

Published: March 11 1999

GAINESVILLE — With veterinary care better than ever, the good news is our pets are living longer.

UF Study: Net Ban Took A Bite, But Fishermen Recasting Themselves

Published: March 8 1999

CEDAR KEY — Tommy Smart had been a commercial fisherman for 16 years before Florida voters barred him from using large nets to catch mullet and other fish.

In Battle For Attention, Left Side Wins Over The Right, UF Researchers Find

Published: March 5 1999

GAINESVILLE—While much of the world is accustomed to driving in the right lane, in some ways the human brain might be better suited to left-side navigation, a new University of Florida study suggests.

UF Researcher: New Grocery Strategy May Not Be Good For Consumers

Published: March 4 1999

GAINESVILLE — The grocery store business is changing, leaving consumers with fewer choices and higher prices and manufacturers with less leverage than ever before, according to a study by a University of Florida researcher.

Preliminary Study Proves Centuries Of Herbalists Right About Echinacea

Published: March 3 1999

GAINESVILLE—Echinacea, an herbal cold remedy used for centuries, does, in fact, stimulate the immune system, a University of Florida researcher has found.

UF Researchers Show Common Compound Can Reduce Air Pollution

Published: March 2 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have found a possible solution to a problem that has plagued air pollution control efforts for years: how to control smog-causing emissions from small sources ranging from industrial boilers to lawn mowers.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Hits New Record High

Published: March 2 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida soared last month to the highest point in the 15-year history of the index, partly because of strong optimism among women about U.S. business conditions, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: Republican Party At Highest Point Since Reconstruction

Published: March 1 1999

GAINESVILLE — A remade Republican Party is filling the political vacuum left by Democrats and is in a position to govern Florida for at least a generation, says a University of Florida researcher and expert on state government.

Formosan "Super Termite" Found In Palm Beach, Martin And St. Lucie Counties; New

Published: March 17 1999

FORT LAUDERDALE—New Formosan “super termite” infestations in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties indicate the pest is spreading at an alarming rate throughout the state, says a University of Florida termite expert.

UF Researcher: Don't Lose Sleep Worrying About Daylight-Saving Time

Published: March 30 1999

GAINESVILLE — Dreading the thought of trying to stay awake at work Monday morning after setting your clocks ahead this weekend? Don’t lose sleep over it.

University of Florida's Seventh President, Robert Marston, Dies

Published: March 14 1999

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Robert Quarles Marston, physician, educator, former director of the National Institutes of Health and the seventh president of the University of Florida, died of cancer today at Hospice of North Central Florida in Gainesville. He was 76.