Published: September 30 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As thousands flock to research studies aimed at ferreting out the hereditary bases for a vast array of diseases, University of Florida researchers are using a mouthwash method of collecting DNA that’s as simple as swish and spit.
Published: September 26 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The value of all types of agricultural land – except citrus – continued its upward trend during the past year, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: September 25 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Schools nationwide are struggling to cope with falling test scores, provoking debate about whether cash-strapped schools could attract qualified teachers by boosting pay.
Published: September 24 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida surgeons have simplified the way they identify which lymph node is reached first by breast cancer cells that escape from a tumor. The refined approach improves the accuracy of sentinel node biopsy, an increasingly popular method of gauging whether the disease has spread.
Published: September 18 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The average person’s heart pumps about a gallon of blood per minute, a rate that can easily triple or quadruple during exercise.
Published: September 17 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A student organization at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law hopes to build on the area’s reputation as an incubator for aspiring musicians by hosting what may be the nation’s first Music Law Conference on Oct. 4-5.
Published: September 16 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To combat urban sprawl and protect wildlife, many communities have set aside land for wildlife corridors linking natural areas to one another.
Published: September 12 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The bliss of a steady marriage is a strong antidote to a life of crime, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: September 6 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon nears, the U.S. medical community remains ill-equipped to anticipate and manage mass casualties wrought by deliberate terrorist acts on American soil, a University of Florida surgeon warns.
Published: September 3 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have wedded speech recognition software, wearable computers, satellite positioning technology and other emerging technologies in a 21st-century navigational aid for the blind.
Published: September 19 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients, often an overwhelming task, may be easier for family members worldwide thanks to an interactive program developed by University of Florida researchers and available by telephone and the World Wide Web.