University Of Florida Forensic Entomologist Uses Insect Larvae To Track Killers

Published: March 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They say all murderers make at least one mistake, and when Jerry Butler is on their trail, it is almost inevitable that he’ll find it.

University Of Florida Researchers Identify A Protein That May Induce Drug Resistance In Lung Cancer Cells

Published: March 28 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers have identified a protein that appears to play a key role in fortifying lung cancer cells against the powerful chemotherapy drugs designed to kill them.

UF Researchers: Quick Survey Can Detect Bulimia, Predict Future Problems For Some Diabetic Teens

Published: March 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The answers to seven questions could mean the difference between a normal life and one plagued with serious medical afflictions for some teens with diabetes.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Remains Steady Despite Recession Fears

Published: March 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida remained practically unchanged this month, reflecting lingering fears of recession, University of Florida economists said today.

Univ. Of Fla. Renews Ties With University In Vietnam

Published: March 23 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mike Holsinger and Khe Chau found their separate ways out of Vietnam before the war there ended in 1975.

UF Experts: Despite Rain, Water Conservation Efforts Still Needed

Published: March 22 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite several days of rain heavy enough to cause localized flooding in Florida and parts of the Southeast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Drought Monitor today is reporting that much of the area still faces moderate to extreme drought conditions.

University of Florida Researchers Study Possible Genetic Link to Dysfunctional Coronary Arteries in Women

Published: March 21 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cardiologists have spent decades puzzling over what causes chest pain in many of their female patients. That’s because the majority of women who complain of severe discomfort actually have coronary arteries that appear relatively normal in X-ray images of the heart.

In Helium 3 Nanoclusters, Researchers Find a Curiosity

Published: March 16 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists report discovering a curious anomaly of magnetism in an article that appears in this week’s edition of Physical Review Letters, a leading physics journals.

UF Research Highlights Importance Of Managing Pain In Nursing Home Residents

Published: March 16 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deteriorating bones, worn-out disks and grinding joints: These are some of the problems that can pack a painful punch to the experience of growing older.

For Citrus Farms In A Drought, A Wireless System To Save Water

Published: March 14 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A computer-controlled irrigation system has the potential to reduce water consumption in drought-stricken Florida’s thirsty citrus farms.

Univ. Of Fla. Professor: South Is A House Divided Over Southern Symbols

Published: March 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new guard has taken over in the Old South, leaving the region a house divided over public displays of the Confederate flag and other Southern symbols, says a University of Florida researcher and editor of a new book on the subject.

Univ. Of Fla. Study: Sports Participation Has Mental Perks For All

Published: March 7 2001

Seed Collection Project May Save Bromeliads From “Evil Weevil”

Published: March 6 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rare Florida bromeliad plants threatened by an imported weevil may be preserved with the help of seed collection efforts planned for this spring.

A First: A (Nearly) Complete Road Map For The Evolution Of Placental Mammals

Published: March 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A paper set to appear Friday in the journal Science offers new evidence that scientists are close to pinning down the evolutionary road map for the most diverse and largest subgroup of mammals, a feat that may resolve a longstanding scientific debate and shed light on the newly completed human genome.

Seeing Promise At UF, Dupont Donates Rights To New Technology

Published: March 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An unusual donation from DuPont to the University of Florida could turn a bright idea into a better way to make a crucial ingredient in drugs and agricultural products.