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Florida boy is state’s first to get new mechanical heart device designed for children

Published: Sep 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A gravely ill 9-year-old Florida boy awaiting a heart transplant is the first in the state to receive the Berlin Heart, a mechanical heart device sized specifically for children.

UF study: Live oak trees struggle for survival in growth areas

UF study: Live oak trees struggle for survival in growth areas

Published: Sep 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The majestic live oak is losing its battle for survival to suburban sprawl and the encroachment of taller trees, a new University of Florida study finds.

With spinach, it may be what’s on the inside that counts

With spinach, it may be what’s on the inside that counts

Published: Sep 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As investigators narrow the search for the source of E. coli-tainted spinach to just a few farms in three California counties, researchers suggest it may be just as important to examine how the plants acquired and carried the bacteria as it is to find the original point of contamination.

Astronomers discover two new planets, both among the hottest ever

Published: Sep 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered two new planets outside our solar system, both extremely close to their stars and thus among the hottest ever found.

Dip in gas prices helps consumer confidence to recover August losses

Published: Sep 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Falling gas prices boosted consumer confidence among Floridians by five points to 82 in September, causing it to recover some of last month’s losses, University of Florida economists report.

Boy undergoes rare surgery to correct life-threatening disease

Published: Sep 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 4-year-old Ocala boy born with a severe form of scoliosis became one of the first children in the Southeast to receive a titanium rib device that will allow his rib cage to expand as he grows, said University of Florida surgeons, who performed the two-and-a-half-hour operation today at Shands at UF medical center.

UF study shows leptin could combat type 2 diabetes

Published: Sep 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered the appetite-controlling hormone leptin could also combat type 2 diabetes, a disease that has become a growing problem in the United States as more Americans pack on extra pounds.

New study ranks UF top public university in tech transfer

Published: Sep 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the top-performing public institution at transferring its research to the marketplace, according to a major new study by the prestigious Milken Institute.

UF survey: State’s insurance crisis tops list of real estate trends

Published: Sep 19th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s vast real estate market and ultimately the economy of the state are threatened by spiraling insurance rates, says a University of Florida researcher.

Energy does grow on trees

Energy does grow on trees

Published: Sep 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Road warriors, it may be time to hug a tree. In a few years, you could find yourself filling your gas tank with ethanol derived from specially bred black cottonwood trees — and at prices not seen since the 1990s.