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Precautions Can Prevent Loss Of Lives, Property During Droughts And Wildfires, UF Specialist Says

Published: May 31 2000

GAINESVILLE — Prevention is the key word in fighting another season of droughts and wildfires, and all Floridians should be aware of measures they can take for a safe summer, a University of Florida disaster preparedness expert said.

UF Survey Shows Floridians Support Prescribed Burning, With Misgivings

Published: May 31 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As drought-induced wildfires spring up across the state, a University of Florida survey shows most Florida residents recognize the importance of prescribed burning — although they don’t like the smoke and wrongly believe that the fires hurt wildlife.

UF Survey: Despite Rising Interest Rates, Consumers Remain Confident

Published: May 30 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising interest rates, consumers in Florida continue to be optimistic about the economy and upbeat about their personal finances, according to the latest consumer confidence index released by University of Florida economists.

UF Study: Controversy Engulfs Reproductive Services At School Clinics

Published: May 30 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conflicts about sex education and reproductive services are creating a cultural divide among communities that have school-based health clinics, a new University of Florida study finds.

In This Digital Age, Compressing Medical Images Can Put The Squeeze On Diagnostic Accuracy, UF Researchers Find

Published: May 26 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A picture’s worth a thousand words, but when it comes to digital medical images, one of those words should be “caution.”

UF Professor: Drought Highlights Value Of Reused Water

Published: May 24 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A statewide ban on outdoor burning and water restrictions in some cities may make the drought seem severe, but conditions would be worse if Florida didn’t reclaim and reuse so much water, a University of Florida professor says.

To Combat Poaching In Florida, UF Officials Use Wildlife Forensics

Published: May 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — State game officials are bagging poachers who might once have escaped their reach, thanks to DNA analysis performed at a University of Florida laboratory.

New UF Study Shows Value Of Folate For Older Women

Published: May 22 2000

GAINESVILLE—In a new study, the first ever to measure the amount of folate needed by older women, University of Florida nutritionists say consuming folate-rich foods daily can benefit women well into their golden years.

Direct Marketing Of Veggies Helps Both Consumers And Farmers

Published: May 19 2000

GAINESVILLE — Conventional wisdom holds that buying produce at a farmers’ market is better than getting it from the grocery store, and a University of Florida agriculture expert says that’s true — for consumers and growers alike.

UF Study: Cocaine Exposure Doesn’t Doom Toddlers To Misbehavior

Published: May 16 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—There’s new evidence that prenatal cocaine exposure won’t trigger children to become the misbehaving, difficult troublemakers society predicted they would be.

Researchers Find Skull Remains Pointing To First Hominids Out Of Africa

Published: May 11 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida anthropologist is part of an international team whose discovery of early human skull remains in the Republic of Georgia represent the earliest known human ancestors from Eurasia and also may belong to the first hominid species to journey out of Africa. The findings will appear Friday in the journal Science.

UF Receives Record Gift To Benefit Research At Brain Institute

Published: May 8 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has received a $15 million gift — its largest single cash gift to date — that will be used for medical research of the brain, officials announced today.

UF Professor Develops E-learning Lab For Students Of All Ages

Published: May 3 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Picture a world in which kindergartners and college students alike can see and speak with other students around the globe and learn from teachers and professors all over the world — at little or no cost.

UF Creates New Food Pyramid To Help Elder Hispanics Eat Healthy

Published: May 2 2000

GAINESVILLE — In an effort to help elder Hispanics and other minorities eat a healthy diet, University of Florida nutritionists have modified the traditional food pyramid chart to include staples typically found in ethnic cupboards.

St. Petersburg Doctor To Donate $2 Million To UF Biomedical Program

Published: May 1 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five years after a heart transplant at Shands at the University of Florida medical center that he credits with saving his life, a St. Petersburg heart surgeon is donating $2 million to UF’s growing Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program.

UF "Hurricane House" Promotes Stronger Construction Methods

Published: May 12 2000

PENSACOLA — Designed to withstand winds of more than 120 mph, a new University of Florida “hurricane house” will show builders and homeowners how to minimize storm damage and increase survivability along the Gulf Coast.

UF Employee's Collection Reflects Nearly A Century Of Daily College Life

Published: May 10 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whatever else Ed Rapp may have done in his life, his claim to immortality rests in a plastic Disney World shopping bag in Neil Faulkner’s locker.