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UF Study: Anti-Cancer Drug May Be Safe For Long-Term Use

Published: Feb 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have taken the first step in making a frequently used anti-cancer drug safe for long-term use.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Surges To New Record High

Published: Feb 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida soared in February to the highest point in the 16-year history of the index, despite rising gasoline prices and a falling stock market, University of Florida economists report.

From chloroform to epidurals: New book by UF physician examines history of labor pain relief

Published: Feb 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Is the pain of childbirth an ancient curse, a meaningful passage to the beginning of a new life or simply a bout of agony to be endured with a generous helping of anesthesia?

UF Researcher Develops New Strawberry Varieties

Published: Feb 24th, 2000

DOVER—Florida strawberry growers soon will have not one but two new varieties to choose from in planting their crops.

UF Study Points To Garbage, Recycling Trucks As Source Of Litter

Published: Feb 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Residents in search of neighborhood litterbugs may need to look no further than the garbage and recycling trucks that pick up their garbage — as well as their own sloppy handling of household waste, according to a University of Florida study.

UF Researcher: P.E. Teachers And Coaches Can Make Sports Safer

Published: Feb 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE — A 40-year-old North Carolina man attempts a back flip at a local YMCA at his instructor’s urging and winds up paralyzed.

Newfound Quasar Wins Title: “Most Distant In The Universe”

Published: Feb 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — If Guinness had a Book of Cosmic Records, a newly discovered quasar in the constellation Cetus would certainly deserve prominent mention. Scientific readings show “RD J030117+002025″ easily skates past the previous record holder as one of the earliest known structures ever to form in the universe.

UF Researcher Develops High Blood Pressure Drug Using Gene Therapy Technique

Published: Feb 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida researchers have used gene therapy techniques to develop a new heart drug that safely lowers high blood pressure in rats for up to a month with a single dose.

UF Researcher’s Work To Result In New, Lower Temperature Scale

Published: Feb 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — The blue numbers on the thermometer are about to extend to a new low, thanks to the work of a University of Florida researcher.

Use Fruit To Make Chocolate A Healthy Treat For Valentine’s Day

Published: Feb 11th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Valentine’s Day is Monday, and stores are full of enticing treats friends and lovers can use to express their undying devotion. There are the traditional boxes of chocolate, not to mention other kinds of candy, cards, flowers and fruit.