Published: September 29 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rip currents appear to persist for weeks or even months at the same places along the shore, although they become dangerously strong only under certain conditions, according to new research by University of Florida coastal engineers.
Published: September 29 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will be adding a new dimension, thanks to a supportive Gainesville family.
Published: September 28 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They’re barely big enough to see and they feel like grit, but some new species of snails discovered by a University of Florida scientist may be able to provide some big clues about the water we use.
Published: September 27 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sharp dip in retail sales and falling optimism about the U.S. economy pushed the Florida Consumer Confidence Index into a three-point slide in September, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.
Published: September 25 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Thoughts of massage might conjure up images of an indulgence enjoyed by those fortunate enough to frequent a spa or by the athletic elite. But a little scientific scrutiny is showing it not only kneads away stress and soothes sore muscles — it can ease pain, tension and fatigue for those suffering from several medical conditions, including cancer and low-back problems.
Published: September 22 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When an asthma attack strikes, leaving a child breathless and wheezing, many parents have to scramble to plug in the device that supplies medication to ease the respiratory disease’s symptoms.
Published: September 21 2000
TAMPA, Fla. — Freshwater mussels in at least one west Central Florida lake — and perhaps several others — may contain elevated amounts of radioactive radium, apparently the result of maintaining the lake’s levels with water from the Floridan Aquifer, according to a University of Florida lake specialist and a state water official.
Published: September 19 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many calcium supplements contain small but detectable levels of lead, needlessly boosting consumers’ exposure to the toxic heavy metal, according to a University of Florida study published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.
Published: September 18 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To learn how genes control development of corn and other cereal grains — the source of about 90 percent of the world’s food supply — University of Florida researchers have initiated a five-year study with the aid of a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Published: September 15 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When doctors prescribe a drug, they indicate what strength should be taken and how often. But when it comes to using DNA to try to treat diseases, scientists have yet to standardize the way they measure a dose of gene therapy medicine.
Published: September 14 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida have uncovered several links between beef consumption and factors such as education level, age and family size.
Published: September 13 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Universities of Florida and Chicago will lead an $11.9 million initiative that will lay the groundwork for a computer data grid of unprecedented speed and power, the National Science Foundation announced today.
Published: September 7 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has found a way to detect and identify extremely low levels of air pollution, a step that comes as concerns mount over the health impacts of breathing in small particles.
Published: September 1 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A UF study of culturally sensitive health care from the patient’s viewpoint has uncovered some different perspectives that can be used to help doctors be more sensitive and ultimately provide better care.
Published: September 8 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla.— With the Sunshine State having one of the highest divorce rates in the nation, University of Florida researchers have developed a class they say will give the newly betrothed the foundation they need to stay hitched.