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New MRI ‘Football’ Helmet Yields Clearer Images Of Brain

Published: Nov 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—At the University of Florida, football players aren’t the only ones wearing helmets these days. Off the field, UF researchers have developed specialized headgear to explore the body’s ultimate frontier–the brain.

UF Economists: Post-Election Optimism May Lead To Higher Holiday Sales

Published: Nov 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Strong consumer confidence may translate into good holiday sales for retailers, say University of Florida economists.

Composting Dead Chickens Is An Economical Way To Deal With Disposal

Published: Nov 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—In an effort to stay ahead of environmental rules that may prohibit burying dead birds, Florida poultry farmers soon may turn to composting the thousands of birds that die daily in chicken houses.

UF Researcher’s Experience With Poverty Provides Insight Into Welfare

Published: Nov 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE— Cheryl Amey was a 30-year-old single mother of four living in poverty when she realized the only chance for a better life was to go back to school and get a college degree.

From Hogs To Lottery Tickets, Abstract Answers Florida’s Questions

Published: Nov 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A typical phone call in a typical day for Carol McLarty might be from a reporter wanting to know where Florida ranks in U.S. hog production.

UF Survey Shows Retail Theft Has A Multibillion Impact On U.S. Economy

Published: Nov 21st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A comprehensive national retail industry survey released today reveals retailers lost $27 billion, or 1.87 percent of their total 1995 annual sales to a combination of employee and customer theft, administrative error and vendor fraud.

UF Veterinary Team Implants Artificial Knee In First-Ever Procedure

Published: Nov 19th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—An aging Western cougar with a bad knee now has a new one after University of Florida veterinarians surgically implanted a prosthetic device for the first time in an exotic cat.

UF Scientists: New Termite Found In Florida May Be Highly Destructive

Published: Nov 14th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A new subterranean termite recently discovered in South Florida may be just as destructive as the dreaded Formosan termite, say University of Florida scientists.

Seasonal Change Brings White Sharks To Florida, Says UF Shark Expert

Published: Nov 13th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Cooler temperatures that mark the terrestrial migration of human snowbirds to the Sunshine State also encourage the ocean’s most dangerous predator to make its voyage here, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researchers: Heart Patients Who Exercise Have Lower Levels Of Harmful Hormones

Published: Nov 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Rest may not be best for patients diagnosed with chronic heart failure, University of Florida researchers say.