GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stem cells found in the bone marrow of adult mice don’t just evolve into key components of blood-they are able to build blood vessels. The discovery, announced today (5/31) by University of Florida scientists writing in the online edition of Nature Medicine, marks an important step in the quest to master diabetes, cancer, heart disease, sight-robbing retinal disorders and a multitude of other medical conditions.
May 2002 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida physicians who provide emergency medical support to NASA’s space shuttle launches and landings have completed countless hours of mock drills simulating every catastrophe imaginable.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A high-fat, low-fiber diet is a nutritionist’s nightmare for good reason: It predisposes people to a host of troublesome medical problems, rectal cancer among them. Each year, thousands develop the cancer and face major abdominal surgery to remove diseased tissues, an operation that often leads to sizeable complications, a long, painful recovery and a life-altering permanent colostomy.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The silicon chip may soon join the growing list of devices to go wireless, a development that could speed computers and lead to a new breed of useful products.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Old Folks at Home” may come to mean more than the title of Florida’s state song as the huge and aging baby boom generation exerts pressure on social services and politics, two of the state’s foremost political observers write in a new book.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians continued to decline in May, fueled by senior citizens who are increasingly pessimistic about the national economy compared with their younger counterparts, University of Florida economists said today.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The key to remaining independent late in life may lie in maintaining a balance between self-sufficiency and reliance on outside factors, a recent University of Florida study has shown.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists and science-fiction writers alike know that if people are ever to spend years on distant space stations or colonize other planets, they’ll have to re-create miniaturized versions of the Earth’s ecosystem in conditions utterly hostile to life.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Catherine Emihovich, dean of education at California State University in Sacramento, has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Education effective August 1.