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Sweet Smell Of Success: New UF System Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Odors

Published: Nov 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With hundreds or thousands of cows eating, drinking and, well, doing what cows do naturally, dairy farms have earned a reputation for bad odors.

UF To Become Partner With Spanish Govt. In World’s Largest Telescope

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to its track record in building instruments for advanced telescopes, the University of Florida will become a partner in what will be the world’s largest telescope, a $93 million behemoth under construction in Spain’s Canary Islands.

UF Researcher: Antioxidants Play A Role In Deadly Malnutrition Disease

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mainstream America has been bombarded in recent years with advertisements touting the health benefits of antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene. But a new study from the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis suggests that they may be far more important to children in other parts of the world who have a severe form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.

UF Research: Does Make Up For Losses Of Hunted Bucks

Published: Nov 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As fall hunting season opens in Florida and other states, a University of Florida professor says America’s native white-tailed deer have some unique ways to compensate for hunting.

UF Scientists Discover Novel Mechanism Underlying Bone Destruction

Published: Nov 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new way bone-destroying cells function in the body that could pave the way for the development of new drugs to treat osteoporosis as well as some of the most deadly forms of cancer.

UF Professor Of Law, Psychiatry: Eliminate Insanity Defense

Published: Nov 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using insanity as a defense should no longer be allowed because the mentally ill don’t need special defenses, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychology.

New UF Software Helps Protect Environmentally Sensitive Land

Published: Nov 3rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new computer software system designed by University of Florida scientists may help resolve the ongoing dilemma between protecting environmentally sensitive land and allowing the taxpayers who bought it to camp, fish and hike there.

UF Researchers Discover Abnormal “Pain Memory” Is Key In Fibromyalgia

Published: Nov 2nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The constant, intense pain of fibromyalgia may result from a central nervous system that “remembers” painful sensations for an unusually long time, University of Florida researchers have discovered. The findings may provide a foundation for developing new therapies to treat the disorder, which causes pain in muscles and soft tissues throughout the body, sleep problems and fatigue.

To Answer Cremation Questions, Forensics Finds Unlikely Ally In Physics

Published: Nov 1st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicists and forensic scientists are using the powerful tools of particle physics to solve some of the mysteries of the dead.

UF Survey: Uneasiness About Election Dampens Consumer Confidence

Published: Oct 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged five points in October, reflecting election jitters and a heightened focus on the economy in presidential politics, University of Florida economists said today.