UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Four Points

Published: August 31 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped four points in August, reflecting growing pessimism about higher interest rates, worries about the Y2K computer glitch and the national economy in general, University of Florida economists report.

Coastal Clean-Up Efforts Take A Dive In Pensacola

Published: August 27 1999

PENSACOLA—As volunteers from around the state begin their annual coastal cleanup projects in September, University of Florida marine agents are taking the effort to the next level by removing underwater debris before it washes up on the shoreline.

UF Researcher: Phosphate Waste Product Makes A Good Fertilizer

Published: August 26 1999

ONA — Low-cost fertilizer could be the answer to dealing with the more than 1 billion tons of waste material accumulated by Florida’s phosphate mining industry, new research at the University of Florida shows.

Founding Dean Of Medical Schools At The University Of Florida And Penn State Dies Near Home In North Carolina

Published: August 26 1999

GAINESVILLE—Dr. George T. Harrell Jr., the founding dean of medical colleges at the University of Florida and at Pennsylvania State University, died today (Aug. 26) at Duke University’s hospital in Durham, N.C., after a brief illness. He was 91.

Mosquitoes Have Discriminating Tastes, UF Researchers Find

Published: August 20 1999

GAINESVILLE—If you think mosquitoes like you better than they like other people, you’re probably right, say University of Florida researchers.

Simply Brilliant: UF/Russian Team Makes Gem-Quality Diamonds

Published: August 18 1999

GAINESVILLE — Like Superman squeezing a lump of coal in his mighty fist, scientists and engineers from the University of Florida and Russia are speeding up Mother Nature’s handiwork through creating gem-quality diamonds with man-made heat and pressure.

UF Experts Help Escambia Farmers Diversify Into Aquaculture

Published: August 13 1999

PENSACOLA—Already a booming industry in the Mississippi River Delta, aquaculture is making a big splash in Escambia County, where farm-raised catfish production has more than tripled in the last two years.

Undergrad Research Gives Students A Leg Up In Careers, Graduate School

Published: August 11 1999

GAINESVILLE — As a member of a University of Florida design team at work on a project for a major phosphate mining company, Kungun Mathur spends at least 10 hours each week on calculations, technical drawings and meetings with company officials.

Industrial Disasters More Feared Than Natural Ones, UF Study Shows

Published: August 10 1999

GAINESVILLE — Radioactive leaks, chemical spills and other man-made industrial disasters strike terror into people more than natural calamities such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, a new University of Florida study suggests.

Blocking The Binge: UF Researchers Explore Treatment For Uncontrolled Eating

Published: August 9 1999

GAINESVILLE—A medication for epilepsy holds promise of also helping people who suffer from binge eating, according to a University of Florida psychiatrist.

Red Wine Can Help Maintain Immune System, UF Researcher Finds

Published: August 5 1999

GAINESVILLE—Unlike many other alcoholic beverages, red wine does not suppress the immune system, according to preliminary studies at the University of Florida.

New Coating Could Lead To Safer, More Convenient Asthma Drugs

Published: August 3 1999

GAINESVILLE — People who suffer from asthma won’t have to breathe into inhalers repeatedly throughout the day — or worry about harmful side effects of asthma drugs — if a University of Florida-developed coating proves as successful in humans as it has in rats.

New Building Construction School To Be First Of UF’s “Green” Buildings

Published: August 2 1999

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s new School of Building Construction will be the first of what may be many green buildings on campus — and that’s not referring to color.

A UF Laser's Latest Application: Mapping Endangered Bird Habitat

Published: August 31 1999

GAINESVILLE — With a population of around 3,000 living only in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow is one of the nation’s most endangered birds.

Dr. Thomas Maren, A Founding Father Of UF's Medical College And Renowned Basic Scientist, Dies At Summer Home In Maine

Published: August 16 1999

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Dr. Thomas H. Maren, a founder of the University of Florida’s medical college whose four decades of basic scientific research led to the development of a top-selling drug for glaucoma, died after a lengthy illness Sunday at his summer home in Bar Harbor, Maine. He was 81.

Strong Economy Continues To Spur Florida's Growth, Estimates Show

Published: August 19 1999

GAINESVILLE — Plenty of jobs and a booming economy made Florida’s population growth the largest of the 1990s during the year that ended April 1, according to the latest preliminary estimates from the University of Florida.

University of Florida Researchers Test Drug From 'Transgenetic Sheep' In Study At Shands At UF Teaching Hospital

Published: August 30 1999

GAINESVILLE—In an early test of breakthrough technology, University of Florida researchers have begun the first pilot study to determine whether the milk of genetically modified sheep can help people prone to life-threatening lung problems caused by a specific protein deficiency.