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Too Many Toddlers Losing Battle Of The Bulge, UF Researchers Report

Published: Aug 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Many exhausted parents marvel at their preschool children, who run and jump their way through the day and still beg to do more. But an alarming number of children under 5 don’t fit this pattern: They exercise too little, eat too much and are seriously overweight, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Receives Private Gift To Establish Premier Research Site, Professorship For Underdiagnosed Lung-liver Disease

Published: Aug 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Fueled by a generous gift from the Miami-based Alpha One Foundation, the University of Florida Gene Therapy Center is slated to become the premier research site for an underdiagnosed, potentially fatal lung-liver disease.

Endangered Crane Receives Pioneering Joint Replacement Surgery At UF Vet School

Published: Aug 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a procedure never before performed on a bird, University of Florida veterinarians — with help from a human hand surgeon — have implanted a fingerlike, artificial joint in a rare Siberian crane.

UF Researchers Use $8 Million-Plus Grant To Educate Physicians About Vascular Biology

Published: Aug 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida has received a one-year grant totaling more than $8 million to further develop continuing education programs for doctors in the field of vascular biology, officials announced today.

UF Researcher: Dorm Room Design Features Affect Psychological Health

Published: Aug 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Looking for a room with a view and good lighting may be as important to students as unpacking the bookcase and microwave when settling into a college dormitory, a new University of Florida study finds.

Surgical First Expected To Advance Life-Saving Kidney Transplant Program

Published: Aug 14th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A 37-year-old Florida man was in good condition and scheduled for discharge today (8/14) at Shands at the University of Florida, three days after UF surgeons performed a first in the Southeast: removal of a kidney from a live donor using a rare technique credited with decreasing the donor’s postoperative recovery time, scarring and pain.

UF Enhanced Mammograms For Earlier Detection To Undergo Trial

Published: Aug 14th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A major University of Florida research effort to improve breast exam X-ray images using computers will undergo its first trial this fall, when radiologists determine whether the more detailed mammograms better show early signs of breast cancer.

UF Psychologists Ready To Help Floridians When Disaster Strikes

Published: Aug 11th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—El NiƱo will long be remembered for this year’s onslaught of natural disasters across the nation. Wildfires blazed out of control, deadly tornadoes fell from the sky, flood waters rolled over plains and droughts dried farmlands. All this, and the height of hurricane season looms.

UF Research Shows Zinc Triggers Body’s Defenses

Published: Aug 7th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Summer cold sufferers take heart: A new University of Florida study offers new evidence that zinc — the latest rage in cold remedies — may provide immediate protection against disease.

UF Researcher: Mothers Who Use Cocaine In Pregnancy Still Love Babies

Published: Aug 5th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Cocaine abuse does not necessarily affect motherly love, according to a University of Florida study that finds mothers who use the drug during pregnancy care for their babies just as much as moms who abstained.