UF Scientists Test Mouthwash Method Of Collecting DNA

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.

Citrus Land Values Drop Again As Other Farmland Values Increase, UF Survey Shows

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.

UF Study: Better Pay Can Bring In Better School Teachers

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.

UF Surgeons Study Refinement Of Sentinel Node Biopsy For Breast Cancer Patients

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.

Tiny, Magnetic Spheres May Help Overcome Gene Therapy Hurdle

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.

A first: UF to host law school music conference in october

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.

After Massive Experiment, Results Favor Wildlife Corridors

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.

UF Study: Marriage Can Reduce Life Of Crime

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.

UF Surgeon Calls On Medical Personnel To Revamp Terrorist Disaster Plan

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.

For The Blind, A Computer Navigation System With Its Own "Map"

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.

UF Program Gives Online Support to Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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.