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DNA Techniques Allow Scientists To Become Pollution Detectives

Published: Jun 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Just when you thought you’d heard enough about DNA testing from the so-called “Trial of the Century,” University of Florida researchers are using the same science to police polluters.

UF Researcher Launches Experiments On Space Shuttle Columbia

Published: Jun 19th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Scientists hope two groups of rats being launched into space Thursday (6/20) on the shuttle Columbia will shed light on a unique 20th century phenomenon — bone loss in astronauts.

Lifting Weights Shown To Reverse Effects Of Osteoporosis In Heart Transplant Patients

Published: Jun 18th, 1996

Physicians have long known that performing aerobic exercise helps patients with transplanted hearts pump blood better.

FDA Proposes Labeling Aspirin For Use At Onset Of Heart Attack

Published: Jun 14th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—In a move physicians say will save thousands of lives each year, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed sanctioning the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of death from the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart attack.

Floridians Say U.S. Should Invest More Money In Medical Research

Published: Jun 12th, 1996

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Most Florida residents think the nation should invest more money in medical research, and many are even willing to pay more for it themselves, according to a statewide survey.