UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Falls As Concerns Turn To Finances

Published: February 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida fell last month as concerns over the results of the presidential election widened to include fears about personal finances, University of Florida economists said today.

UF/Duke Researchers Show Lung Transplantation May Be Option For Certain Ventilator-Dependent Patients

Published: February 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—It’s one of medicine’s greatest ironies: The patients who most need a certain treatment may be too ill to handle it. Now University of Florida and Duke University researchers say one group of people long considered too sick for a lung transplant may be able to undergo the procedure after all.

UF Research Targets Rising Nitrates In Suwannee River Basin

Published: February 26 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rising nitrate levels — most likely from farms and homes in the region — along North Florida’s famous Suwannee River are prompting concerns about the nutrient’s effect on the environment and public health.

Patients For A Day At UF: New Emergency Department Doctors Must Play The Part To Gain Empathy

Published: February 22 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when many people view doctors as distant and unsympathetic, a new University of Florida program requires emergency department residents to walk a mile in their patients’ shoes.

The Latest In Solar Tech: A Generator That Doubles As A Refrigerator

Published: February 21 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A network of steel pipes and tanks tucked behind a small building at the University of Florida could lead to a new method of creating two seemingly unrelated products — electricity and refrigeration — by tapping into the power of the sun.

Major Players In Presidential Election To Be Featured At UF Conference

Published: February 20 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Key participants in Florida’s protracted 2000 Presidential election will participate in a University of Florida conference Feb. 26, examining legal, political and media aspects of the contested balloting.

UF Scientists Say Protect Lake Okeechobee Before It’s Too Late

Published: February 20 2001

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — In response to a steady decline in the water quality of Lake Okeechobee, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has formed a partnership with state and federal agencies to save the state’s largest lake.

Univ. Of Fla. Researcher: Canada Can Learn From U.S. Elder Care Model

Published: February 16 2001

Say CHEES: Software Helps UF Researchers Compare Expressions In Men And Women

Published: February 15 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—When it comes to men, women and emotion, pet theories abound on whether one sex is more emotional or inhibited than the other.

UF Survey Shows Canker Eradication Program Has Strong Support

Published: February 14 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the destruction of more than a half-million trees in the past year, the Florida Citrus Canker Eradication Program is viewed as necessary by nearly three-fourths of respondents in a new University of Florida survey.

Florida Researchers Make Gains Toward Practical Semiconductor Switch

Published: February 12 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’ve ever lost a computer file when the power died, you know California isn’t the only state with an electricity problem.

Florida Study: Women Can Play Major Role In How Men View Fatherhood

Published: February 12 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women can play a major role in how men view their role in making babies and the responsibilities that come with it, a new University of Florida study shows.

Toxic Toads As Pets? UF Experts Say No Way

Published: February 8 2001

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Like something from a low-budget horror movie, giant toxic marine toads have invaded South Florida. And while the exotic amphibians are available in pet stores, experts say there are far better — and safer — choices for companionship.

UF Study Shows All-time High Number Of Shark Attacks Last Year

Published: February 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of shark attacks in the world hit an all-time high in 2000, led by an upswing of incidents in the United States and Florida, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Researchers Say Munch More Mangoes To Fight Cancer

Published: February 2 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study indicates mangoes can be added to the arsenal of foods known to help fight cancer.

UF Researchers: Heat Kills Inoperable Liver Tumors Without Initiating Onslaught Of Harmful Hormones

Published: February 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The hottest new weapon in the surgeon’s arsenal against liver cancer uses heat instead of cold, a shift that could put the freeze on what until now has been the standard therapy for inoperable tumors. What’s more, it’s easy, cheap and considerably less risky to perform than surgery or using cold to zap malignancies.

Dog with rare sleeping disorder sent home after unique diagnosis at UF’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Published: February 13 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As an 8-week-old golden retriever puppy, Dreyfus would paddle his little paws while he slept.

New Report Shows Univ. Of Florida’s Extensive Economic Impact On State

Published: February 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just days after the release of a proposed budget recommending decreased spending on universities, a new University of Florida report details a return on investment that would be the envy of any stockholder: For every $1 million the state spends on UF, the university generates an additional $4.65 million in funding from other sources.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - And Guess What, They Taste Good Too

Published: February 9 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adventurous souls looking for a unique way to express their love this Valentine’s Day might want to give the object of their affection a large bouquet of roses — as a side dish.