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UF Scientists Test Gene Therapy For Treatment Of Chronic Foot Wounds In Patients With Diabetes

Published: August 27 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the newest test of gene therapy, University of Florida physicians today (8/27) applied a toothpaste-like gel to a chronic foot wound in a 67-year-old Jacksonville man with diabetes to determine if it will accelerate healing.

UF Study: Florida Parks Need Emergency Plan For Lightning Strikes

Published: August 22 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s notorious lightning season conflicts with playtime as most of the municipal park and recreation departments in the state lack written emergency plans to deal with these sudden flashes of electricity, a new University of Florida study finds.

Sources available for stories on Sept. 11, terrorism topics

Published: August 20 2002

The following sources at the University of Florida are available to speak to the news media on a variety of topics related to the upcoming anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the war on terrorism and U.S. relations with Iraq.

UF Brings In Record Level Of External Research Funding

Published: August 27 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Double-digit increases from almost every major funding source pushed the University of Florida to a record $437.2 million in research funding during fiscal year 2001-02, up more than 15 percent from the previous year.

UF Termite Expert Says New Electronic Bug Detects Pest

Published: August 20 2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It’s one bug against another. A University of Florida termite expert says tests on a new electronic bug are more than 98 percent accurate in detecting subterranean termites chewing on wood near homes.

In Southeast, Ground Rods May Not Protect Homes Against Lightning

Published: August 15 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ever since Ben Franklin came up with the idea more than 200 years ago, lightning rods have helped save millions of homes from damaging or deadly strikes.

UF Engineers Probe "Shape Memory" Alloy For Better Prostheses

Published: August 14 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To keep blood vessels from clogging, surgeons sometimes implant compressed stents that expand to the right size and shape when warmed by body heat.

Deer Flies A Biting Problem? Oddly, "Trolling" May Be Just The Ticket

Published: August 13 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The deer flies are so bad at Dick Coski’s farm near Lake Erie in northeast Ohio that he used to get covered in bites mowing his small field.

Bucciarelli Named UF Vice President For Governmental Relations

Published: August 5 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Charles Young has named Dr. Richard Bucciarelli to the post of vice president for governmental relations. The appointment is effective Sept. 1.

Cuban Economy Benefiting From Foreign Investment

Published: August 2 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite U.S. efforts to curb its growth, the Cuban economy continues to develop, partly with the help of foreign investment that includes tourism and money sent from relatives living in United States, according to a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study: Americans More Likely To Let Their Emotions Do The Buying

Published: August 1 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – People really do let their emotions get the better of them when it comes to buying products sold in the consumer-driven U.S. economy, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Economists: Florida’s Consumer Confidence Falls; "Quick Fix" Unlikely

Published: August 27 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fueled by pessimism about personal finances, Florida’s consumer confidence fell again this month and is unlikely to rebound quickly, University of Florida economists report.