Research To Give Authorities New Tool In Tracking Terrorists

Published: June 28 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new technique developed by University of Florida and University of Central Florida researchers may make it harder for terrorist bombers to cover their tracks.

UF Survey: Interest Rate Hikes Fail To Thwart Consumer Confidence

Published: June 27 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising interest rates and higher gas prices, consumers in Florida continue to be optimistic about the economy, according to the latest consumer confidence survey released by University of Florida economists.

UF Researchers Find Painless Electrical Stimulus Helps Restore Hand Movement For Stroke Patients

Published: June 26 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Leslie McClellan, 68, could barely hold an empty soft drink can with his left hand years after a stroke rendered his left side almost completely useless. Forget about picking up a piece of paper or grasping a pencil — or, worse yet, preparing meals.

Poverty And Limited Access To Health Care A Problem For Some Former Welfare

Published: June 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Reform efforts and a booming economy have carved 100,000 people off Florida’s welfare rolls in recent years, but a new University of Florida study shows that many of the most vulnerable former aid recipients continue to be plagued by poverty, joblessness and inadequate health care.

UF Study: Even Savvy Kids Are Won Over By Entertaining Commercials

Published: June 22 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kids aren’t nearly as savvy about advertising as they seemingly should be, considering how much TV they watch, University of Florida researchers have found.

Toxic Algae Possible Cause Of Increased Gator Deaths In Lake Griffin

Published: June 21 2000

LEESBURG — A toxic strain of blue-green algae may be involved in the skyrocketing number of alligator deaths in Lake Griffin during the past two years, say state officials and University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers Find Oldest Bones Of New Giant Ground Sloth Species

Published: June 20 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Bones of a newly discovered ground sloth that is the oldest of its kind ever found in North America have been uncovered by a University of Florida research team.

UF Teams With Police Department On Crime Mapping Program

Published: June 16 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In a unique partnership between police and academia, University of Florida researchers are tailoring satellite-related mapping software to help police track crimes and allocate resources more efficiently.

UF Shrimp School Works To Improve Quality And Safety For Consumers And Industry

Published: June 15 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With 75 percent of the shrimp in the United States now coming from other countries, seafood inspectors are working harder than ever to ensure the catch that lands on consumers’ plates is up to snuff.

UF Study: Thin May Be In For High Fashion, But Most People Find Variety Of Sizes Acceptable

Published: June 14 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The bony, Twiggy-thin figure may be in style in Hollywood, but most people don’t find the look attractive, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Researcher: Value Fathers For Nurturing, Not Genes Or Dollars

Published: June 13 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Father’s Day may spotlight fatherhood, but dads are invisible men the rest of the year when it comes to being recognized as nurturers and caregivers for their children, says a University of Florida researcher.

Grass From Africa May Help Drought-weary Homeowners

Published: June 9 2000

GAINESVILLE — With drought conditions forecast to continue over much of the nation, many homeowners under water restrictions have little choice but to watch their lawns wither under the unrelenting sunshine.

UF Research: Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstable In Past Warming Periods

Published: June 8 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research team led by University of Florida geologists is the first to find evidence that parts of the Antarctic ice sheet have undergone episodes of massive instability that appear to correspond with periods of unusually warm temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere during the last ice age.

Risk Map Will Help Predict Encephalitis Outbreaks

Published: June 7 2000

VERO BEACH—The risk of a widespread St. Louis encephalitis epidemic in Florida this year is almost nonexistent, says a medical entomologist with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF Researcher: Florida Public Schools Respond Well To Voucher Survey

Published: June 6 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s public schools are flocking to answer questions in the first large-scale study of the effects of vouchers on both students who use them and those who do not, says a University of Florida researcher.

University Of Florida Scientist Maps Brain Reactions To Food

Published: June 2 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Most of us have experienced eating and eating until suddenly we’re so stuffed we can hardly waddle from the table to the couch.

UF Study Finds Resistance Exercise Protects Against Harmful Free Radicals

Published: June 1 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—For years, aerobic exercise has been touted as a key to preventing heart disease, but now it turns out that buffing your biceps and pumping your pecs also may be heart healthy.

UF Robotic Submarine's Mission In Competition: To Recover 'Black Box'

Published: June 29 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When an airliner goes down in the ocean, divers often work days or weeks in dangerous conditions to find the “black box” that could reveal what went wrong.