UF Research: Dairy Farm Manure Could Be Useful To Nurseries

Published: November 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most manure produced by Florida’s dairy farms is stored in lagoons and spread on fields, a practice that can lead to pollution of rivers and lakes if not done correctly.

Smoking Down Among Students At UF, Campus Survey Finds

Published: November 28 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cigarette use among University of Florida students has declined during the last two years, with freshman showing the highest drop, according to a campus survey.

New UF Program Recycles Fishing Line To Protect Wildlife

Published: November 28 2001

MARINELAND, Fla. — It’s strong, thin and almost invisible.

Survey Predicts Weak Holiday Sales Despite Consumer Confidence Rise

Published: November 27 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in November, but with overall confidence down for the year, lackluster holiday sales are likely, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Study Finds Radiation As Effective As Surgery For Vocal Cord Cancer

Published: November 26 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Radiation therapy can cure throat cancer as effectively as surgery while preserving people’s vocal cords and voices, University of Florida researchers have found.

UF Research: Kingsnakes Disappearing From State

Published: November 21 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The kingsnake, so named because it eats poisonous snakes and is immune to their venom, is rapidly disappearing from Florida, according to new research by a University of Florida scientist.

UF Study: Religion Doesn't Directly Influence Sense Of Well-Being Or Fear Of Death In Seniors

Published: November 20 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Simply attending religious services or turning to religion in times of need will not increase a person's feeling of well-being or make them fear death less, at least among people in later life.

UF Explores Gene Therapy And Marine Sponges In Fight Against Diabetes

Published: November 20 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In separate papers published today, University of Florida scientists and their colleagues announced two distinct approaches for thwarting the onset of type 1 diabetes in mice susceptible to the disease.

University of Florida Surgeons Report High-Tech Spectacles Ease Neck And Back Strain

Published: November 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patients going under the knife aren’t the only ones who end up with their share of aches and pains after an operation: Many physicians grapple with substantial neck and back strain by the end of a grueling day in the surgical suite.

Insect Protein May Prevent Fruits And Vegetables From Turning Brown

Published: November 16 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small protein derived from the common housefly may offer Third World countries a cheap way to preserve cut fruits and vegetables, said a University of Florida food science researcher.

Cancer, Genetics and Biotechnology Researchers Will Work Together in New $80 Million Building

Published: November 15 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A congressional appropriation of $2.25 million, approved by President George W. Bush on Monday (11/12) will boost the future construction of an $80 million facility for genetics, cancer and biotechnology research at the University of Florida.

UF Researchers: Instrument Aids Sorting Of Treated Wood

Published: November 14 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and University of Miami researchers have designed a new laser-based technique for sorting treated wood that they say will dramatically improve the safety of the products’ disposal.

UF Study: Physicians Addicted To Drugs Or Alcohol Do Well In Long-Term Treatment

Published: November 14 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians who battle drug and alcohol addiction by participating in ongoing treatment and monitoring programs have excellent odds of being employed and drug-free after five years, according to a new University of Florida study.

Former Miami Herald Publisher To Join Uf As Childhood Development Scholar

Published: November 9 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — David Lawrence Jr., former Miami Herald publisher and University of Florida journalism graduate, will join the UF faculty in January as the University Scholar for Early Childhood Development and Readiness, Provost David Colburn announced today.

Networked Production To Link Artists, Scientists In Performance

Published: November 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international music-and-dance performance set for next week will seek to draw together artists and engineers separated not only by thousands of miles but also by the traditional cultural divide between art and science.

UF's Tobacco 101 Course Makes National Debut On Great American Smokeout Day

Published: November 7 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As smokers gear up to kick the habit during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout next week, the University of Florida is launching what may be the nation's first course specifically aimed at teaching college students about tobacco's role in society.

Zap-Free Sports: UF Uses Lightning Detectors At Football Games

Published: November 6 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stopping a University of Florida football game because of lightning will no longer be a flash-in-the-pan decision, thanks to a new detection system that tracks the bolts before they reach the stadium.

No Need For Lengthy Boot-Ups With 'M-Ram Chips

Published: November 1 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led research team has created one of the first practical magnetic semiconductors made with materials commonly used in high-speed electronics, a notable advance in a hot new field known as "spintronics."

“Ultra-Stretch” Beats Painful Pre-Workout Regimen, UF Study Shows

Published: November 13 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it come to pre-workout stretching, the old adage “no pain, no gain” may not hold water after all, according to new University of Florida research.

Pumpkin Isn’t Just For Pie Anymore, Says UF Expert

Published: November 20 2001

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pumpkin pie may be one of the most traditional items on the Thanksgiving menu, but it’s time Americans started thinking outside the crust — with a tropical twist, says a University of Florida researcher.