UF researchers find transplantation effective for some liver cancer patients

Published: May 31 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Toronto have found that liver transplantation appears to be a viable alternative for some patients with liver cancer, a group that historically has had few options.

UF president names Ed Poppell vice president for administrative affairs

Published: May 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Charles E. Young Wednesday named Ed Poppell as permanent vice president for administrative affairs, the university’s chief fiscal and business officer. The appointment is effective June 1.

UF researchers reverse metabolic disorder in mice

Published: May 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Several hundred babies are born in the United States each year with an inherited disorder known as PKU, which requires adherence to an unpleasant protein-free diet to thwart development of mental retardation.

UF survey: consumer confidence remains unchanged in April

Published: May 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida remained unchanged from April, continuing to be plagued by concerns about personal finances, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

Second phase of livable-wage program for UF employees begins June 1

Published: May 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida on Friday (6/1) will begin the second phase of a three-part program to increase the minimum pay for entry-level employees.

UF researcher finds links among stress, pain and immune function

Published: May 24 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nobody looks forward to having a root canal, but now scientists have found that the short-term pain and stress of the procedure may contribute to later illness.

New fly species could make Memorial Day picnics more enjoyable

Published: May 23 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Memorial Day wouldn’t quite be the same without picnics, backyard barbecues and, of course, the ever-present imported fire ant, but a tiny new fly may pull up the welcome mat on the uninvited holiday guest.

UF study: rec therapy helps those awaiting heart transplants

Published: May 22 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients awaiting heart transplants would benefit from recreational therapy, which would boost their spirits and help them better cope with stress, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF professor: alimony still plays a role in many failed marriages

Published: May 21 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alimony has almost disappeared from cocktail conversations and college textbooks, but the subject remains a sticky issue in some failed marriages, says a University of Florida researcher.

Trees in 16 Florida counties under attack by southern pine beetles

Published: May 18 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A record attack of Southern pine beetles in Florida may become worse still if ongoing dry conditions continue, University of Florida researchers say.

Changes in sun's intensity tied to recurrent droughts in Maya region

Published: May 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Maya were talented astronomers, religiously intense in their observations of the sun, moon and planets. Now, new research shows something in the heavens may have influenced their culture and ultimately helped bring about their demise.

With inspiration from biology, engineering smart appliances

Published: May 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Think of it as “Wild Kingdom” meets “Home Improvement.”

UF researchers evaluate transfusion treatment for bone marrow transplant patients

Published: May 16 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The nation’s blood supply is a precious commodity. But the gift of life is in limited stock, and what exists comes at a price — millions of dollars in annual health-care costs. Patients themselves may pay a physical fee, as repeated transfusions increase their risk of infection or allergic reactions.

Technology patented to create Pierce's disease-resistant grapevines

Published: May 15 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grape growers battling a disease that causes millions of dollars in losses each year — and also prevents the cultivation of popular grape varieties in the Southeast — may soon be able to turn to genetically modified plants that resist the disease.

Polymer films promise high-tech windows, advertising, other products

Published: May 9 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Windows that change from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button — and greeting cards that display flashing messages — may not be far in the future, thanks to research at a University of Florida chemistry lab.

Homebulders should brush up on customer service, UF study shows

Published: May 3 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A lesson in the importance of customer service could help the construction industry better satisfy the demands of increasingly savvy customers, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF researchers find ethnic differences in reports of pain perception

Published: May 2 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether you’ve dreaded the bite of the dentist’s drill, the viselike contractions of childbirth or the crushing pressure of a heart attack, one thing’s certain: Pain is commonly feared yet in many ways poorly understood.

Shands HealthCare appoints new CEO

Published: May 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-Shands HealthCare announced today that Timothy Goldfarb has accepted the position of chief executive officer effective Aug. 13. Goldfarb will be responsible for charting the strategic direction for Shands HealthCare.

UF’s first posthumous degree to highlight commencement Saturday

Published: May 3 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will confer its first posthumous degree during commencement ceremonies for more than 6,400 graduates Saturday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.