UF Researchers Develop Tiny Tool Kit To Study Genes And Unhealthy Cells

Published: April 28 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A decade-old international effort to map the human genetic code is expected to wrap up this summer, giving scientists all the information they need to identify the genes behind diseases ranging from diabetes to heart disease.

UF Study Shows Pumping Iron Improves Strength, Independence In Frail Elderly

Published: April 27 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Strokes, injuries and the aging process often rob elderly people of the ability to care for themselves, but pumping iron can help restore some independence to the most incapacitated, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Florida and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville.

UF Taste Testers Help Launch New Food Products

Published: April 26 2000

GAINESVILLE — Companies working to bring a new food product to market have two questions — does it taste good and will consumers buy it?

Survey: Quality Of Life Scores Highest For Florida Entrepreneurs

Published: April 25 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Decent roads and a nearby airport are important, but good fishing and a short commute to work are among things entrepreneurs rate highly when choosing a place to grow a business, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Survey: Falling Gas Prices Restore Consumer Confidence In April

Published: April 25 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Boosted by declining gasoline prices as OPEC countries agree to expand production, Floridians’ consumer confidence rebounded in April from a sharp drop in March, University of Florida economists report.

New Process Yields Safe Orange Juice That Tastes Like Fresh-Squeezed

Published: April 21 2000

GAINESVILLE — A new process that uses carbon dioxide gas under high pressure can produce orange juice that tastes just like fresh-squeezed, but is as safe to drink as the heat-pasteurized variety, according to a University of Florida food engineer who helped perfect the process.

UF Researchers Explore The Psychology Of Cancer Treatment Choices

Published: April 20 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—If you have a headache, an aspirin will cure what ails you. If your child has a persistent ear infection, a common antibiotic will usually do the trick. But when it comes to cancer, it’s rarely that simple.

UF Study: Strong CEOs Garner High Salaries At Shareholders’ Expense

Published: April 19 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people are intimidated by asking for a raise, so imagine how much easier it would be if you could pick your boss, set his pay and be almost guaranteed a glowing job evaluation — regardless of whether you actually did a good job.

After 30-year Quest, UF Math Research Leads To Breakthrough

Published: April 18 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida mathematics researchers have made a significant discovery in the theory of partitions and q-series, a branch of mathematics noted for its ties with other branches of mathematics and the sciences.

UF Study: On Columbine Anniversary, Kids Still Lack Violence Education

Published: April 17 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A year after the massacre at Columbine High School, a University of Florida study finds most Florida public school districts have policies against violence but few actually teach kids how to prevent it.

No Big Threat, But Coyotes Here To Stay: UF Research Monitors Rising Animal Populations In Florida

Published: April 14 2000

IMMOKALEE — Known more for their eerie howls in Western movie classics, coyotes also have become a permanent part of the Florida landscape.

UF Pop Culture Expert Picks Advertising Top 20 In New Book

Published: April 12 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Advertisements nest in our collective psyche like time bombs waiting to go off at the most unlikely moments — during a wedding, for instance, or in the midst of a deep slumber.

Painting Teeth With Fluoride Varnish Is Effective Against Tooth Decay In Children

Published: April 11 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With the stroke of a brush coated with a new topical fluoride treatment, dentists can paint a lasting smile for children in an easy, safe and cost-effective way, a new University of Florida study shows.

Two UF Professors Win Presidential Award For Young Researchers

Published: April 10 2000

GAINESVILLE — Two University of Florida researchers have won one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for outstanding young scientists and engineers.

New Anti-Tumor Drug Promising In Animal Studies, UF Research Shows

Published: April 6 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A drug that indirectly attacks tumors by destroying the blood vessels that feed them substantially boosts the effectiveness of traditional anti-cancer medications in laboratory animals, new University of Florida research shows.

UF Researcher: Education Trends Highlight New Statewide Statistics

Published: April 5 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s high school dropout rates have declined while overall public school enrollment has grown, according to the latest statistics available in a new set of University of Florida publications.

As Gas Prices Rise, UF Researcher Crafts Alternative Power Plant

Published: April 3 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With prices at the gas pump hovering around $1.60 a gallon, a University of Florida researcher is improving on a new technology that could make cars three or four times more efficient without sacrificing comfort or power.

Former Ambassador Named New Dean Of UF’s International Center

Published: April 11 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is poised to take national leadership in the explosion of commerce with rapidly developing Latin America, said Dennis Jett, the former U.S. ambassador to Peru who today was named dean of the University of Florida’s International Center.