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UF Study: 1999 Shark Attack Fatalities Dip In Otherwise Average Year

Published: March 30 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sharks killed fewer people in 1999 than in any year of the 90s, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Graduate Student Develops Software Program To Improve Mapping Of Brain Functions

Published: March 29 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Quick: Name three different kinds of birds.

UF Study: Higher Gas Prices And Interest Rates Sink Consumer Confidence

Published: March 28 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence tumbled eight points in March from its all-time high in the 15-year history of the index, reined in by rising oil prices and the Federal Reserve Board’s recent decision to raise interest rates, University of Florida economists report.

UF Author Gives Advice To 21st Century Dads In New Book

Published: March 24 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pass. The 5-second rule. The safety. Scheduling away games.

UF and South Florida Partners Promote Higher Education for Hispanic Youth with help of Grant

Published: March 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is joining several South Florida educational and community organizations to encourage Hispanic youth to pursue higher education.

UF Researcher Unlocks Secrets of Popular Supplement Creatine

Published: March 21 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study by a University of Florida professor finally helps explain some of the side effects associated with the popular muscle enhancer creatine.

UF Dentist Develops Web Site To Tout Preventive Approach To Tooth Decay

Published: March 16 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—To fill or not to fill? A University of Florida dentist is spreading the word that early stages of tooth decay can be treated and sometimes even reversed without resorting to the drill.

UF Study: Migration, Mortality And Fertility Trends Slow Growth

Published: March 15 2000

GAINESVILLE — Fewer births, rising deaths and the lure of other states will slow the rate of Florida’s population boom in the next 30 years, a new University of Florida study finds.

Researchers Successfully Immunize Mice Against Aggressive Cancer

Published: March 14 2000

GAINESVILLE — Researchers at the University of Florida have successfully immunized laboratory mice against melanoma, one of the more aggressive forms of skin cancer.

Researchers Working To Make Popular Grazing Grass Grow In Winter

Published: March 9 2000

GAINESVILLE — With spring on the horizon, Florida ranchers are looking forward to their bahiagrass pastures coming out of their winter dormancy.

UF Leading Lucent Technologies-Funded Program In Latin America

Published: March 9 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lucent Technologies today announced the funding of a collaborative effort between Bell Labs, the University of Florida and universities in Brazil and Mexico to advance distance-learning education around the Latin American region.

New UF Alumni And Academic Building To Get Off Ground With $3 Million Gift

Published: March 29 2000

GAINESVILLE — Classroom and seminar space at the University of Florida is always in demand for an enrollment of 43,000. Add 260,000 UF alumni who like to make an occasional visit to their alma mater and the demand for space gets tighter yet. Now longtime UF alumni and supporters Bill and Jane Emerson of St. Petersburg have made a $3 million gift to help build a new academic and alumni building to ease the space crunch.

Caught In The Web: UF/Cincinnati Study Shows Internet Addicts Suffer From Mental Illness

Published: March 8 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—By now most folks have found their way onto the Information Superhighway. But a rising number are having trouble navigating their way back off, hooked on the Internet and battling an addiction just as serious as those who compulsively shop, steal, gamble or abuse drugs or alcohol.

Some Die-Hard Fitness Buffs Would Rather Gain Weight Than Lose It

Published: March 7 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Use it and lose it is lost on exercise fanatics who lament that they can’t put on a few pounds, a new University of Florida study shows.

Estrogen Shows Potential As Stroke Treatment, UF Animal Studies Show

Published: March 3 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A high dose of estrogen administered soon after a stroke can prevent a substantial amount of brain damage in laboratory animals, University of Florida researchers reported today (3/3) in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Solar Panels Completely Power High-Efficiency House — Including A/C

Published: March 2 2000

GAINESVILLE — Tired of paying a power bill? Go ahead and pull the plug, but make sure your solar power system is installed first.

UF Researchers Use Injection Of Cells To Reverse Diabetes In Mice

Published: March 1 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers have reversed diabetes in mice with a simple injection of cells that soon produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar effectively, they reported today (3/1) in the journal Nature Medicine.

Researchers Develop 'Artificial Eyelid' That Reacts Faster Than A Laser

Published: March 17 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida and a North Carolina institute have invented a chip-like device with a surface that turns from transparent to opaque so rapidly it can shield the eye or electronic sensors from potentially blinding lasers.