Published: February 29 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida soared in February to the highest point in the 16-year history of the index, despite rising gasoline prices and a falling stock market, University of Florida economists report.
Published: February 29 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have taken the first step in making a frequently used anti-cancer drug safe for long-term use.
Published: February 25 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Is the pain of childbirth an ancient curse, a meaningful passage to the beginning of a new life or simply a bout of agony to be endured with a generous helping of anesthesia?
Published: February 24 2000
DOVER—Florida strawberry growers soon will have not one but two new varieties to choose from in planting their crops.
Published: February 23 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Residents in search of neighborhood litterbugs may need to look no further than the garbage and recycling trucks that pick up their garbage — as well as their own sloppy handling of household waste, according to a University of Florida study.
Published: February 22 2000
GAINESVILLE — A 40-year-old North Carolina man attempts a back flip at a local YMCA at his instructor’s urging and winds up paralyzed.
Published: February 18 2000
GAINESVILLE — If Guinness had a Book of Cosmic Records, a newly discovered quasar in the constellation Cetus would certainly deserve prominent mention. Scientific readings show “RD J030117+002025″ easily skates past the previous record holder as one of the earliest known structures ever to form in the universe.
Published: February 16 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers have used gene therapy techniques to develop a new heart drug that safely lowers high blood pressure in rats for up to a month with a single dose.
Published: February 11 2000
GAINESVILLE — Valentine’s Day is Monday, and stores are full of enticing treats friends and lovers can use to express their undying devotion. There are the traditional boxes of chocolate, not to mention other kinds of candy, cards, flowers and fruit.
Published: February 10 2000
GAINESVILLE — Only a few of the world’s stingrays venture into freshwater, and most are threatened by overfishing, pollution or both.
Published: February 9 2000
GAINESVILLE — Letting the good times roll may get you rolled, mugged or worse, says a University of Florida study of crime and downtown entertainment districts.
Published: February 8 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Fighting tooth decay could someday be as simple as using a mouth rinse, thanks to a University of Florida researcher who has genetically altered the bacterium known to cause tooth decay into a form that may permanently prevent the disease.
Published: February 5 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—When the protective, balloon-like membranes surrounding the fetus rupture weeks before the official due date, the fetus is threatened. Its lungs may be too immature to sustain life after birth, but staying in the womb puts it and its mother at risk of infection.
Published: February 4 2000
MILTON, Fla.—Breathe a sigh of relief, Miss Manners, good etiquette is coming back into fashion.
Published: February 1 2000
GAINESVILLE — Heat therapy can reduce the amount of muscle lost during limb immobilization, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Florida and Juntendo University in Japan.
Published: February 15 2000
GAINESVILLE — The blue numbers on the thermometer are about to extend to a new low, thanks to the work of a University of Florida researcher.