UF-Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry

Published: July 28 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An ink-removal technique developed by University of Florida researchers opens the door for paper plants to save trees and enhance profits by recycling more types of paper more cheaply than possible with current methods.

UF Researchers Attract Federal Funding For Brain Rehabilitation Program

Published: July 27 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— After years of believing that brain damage from strokes and other injuries was irreversible, researchers are growing optimistic that with the right combination of medicine and rehabilitation, they can inspire the brain to form new pathways to regain some lost functions.

New Method Offers Better Way To Rank Universities, Researchers Say

Published: July 26 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of University of Florida researchers has developed a new way to evaluate America’s top research universities that they say is more objective, reliable and useful than other popular annual college rankings.

UF Survey: Refusal To Rein In Spending Signals Confidence In Economy

Published: July 25 2000

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Consumer Confidence index remained unchanged in July for the fourth month in a row, suggesting unrelenting optimism in the economy, according to the latest report released by University of Florida economists.

UF Study: Alienation, Not Love For Athletics, Fuels Wrestling Mania

Published: July 25 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Truth wears body oil, justice sports bulging pecs and The American Way is a struggle against oppressive individuals who manipulate society for their own gain, says a University of Florida researcher who has studied the country’s infatuation with professional wrestling.

Off-Limits Fishing Areas Protect Lobsters In Florida Keys

Published: July 24 2000

KEY WEST — New results from an ongoing study show marine reserves — sections of ocean off-limits to harvesting of all sea life — are effective at protecting Florida’s spiny lobster, allowing the tasty crustaceans to grow larger and reproduce at a greater rate, according to a University of Florida scientist.

UF Researcher: Gene Therapy Effective In Animal Studies Of Parkinson’s Disease

Published: July 20 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—An international team of scientists has reversed some of the effects of Parkinson’s disease in rats with a drug-induced form of the progressive movement disorder.

Proposed Trade With Cuba Shows Little Benefit To Florida Agriculture

Published: July 13 2000

GAINESVILLE—Pending congressional legislation allowing sales of food and medicine to Cuba could be the first step toward a $1 billion-a-year agricultural export market for the United States, says a University of Florida trade analyst.

Phoning The Pharmacist: UF Researchers Find A Simple Way To Learn Whether Patients Are Taking Their Medicine

Published: July 12 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers have hit upon a simple way for physicians to gauge whether patients are taking their medications as prescribed: Pick up the phone and call their pharmacist.

Gifted Students Are More Imaginative And Emotional, UF Study Shows

Published: July 10 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gifted students tend to have more active imaginations than average students, and gifted girls are almost twice as likely as gifted boys to prefer imagination to practicality, a new University of Florida study shows.

Tree Ordinances Protect Canopy, Lower A/C Bills, UF Study Shows

Published: July 6 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Municipal ordinances are a good way to preserve urban tree canopies and likely lower city residents’ summer electricity bills, a University of Florida study suggests.

UF Researcher: Popular Pundits For Women Are Usually Behind The Times

Published: July 5 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women seeking fresh advice from the mainstream media are actually getting stale news, says a University of Florida researcher who studied pundits ranging from Martha Stewart to Benjamin Spock.