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Scientists Link Loss Of Key Protein With Symptoms Seen In Common Adult Form Of Muscular Dystrophy

Published: Dec 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The root of the most common type of adult-onset muscular dystrophy appears to be a form of genetic stuttering that blocks the action of key proteins in cells, researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Rochester report in this week’s issue of Science.

With Nature’s Help, A Better Vision System For Smart Weapons

Published: Dec 11th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next generation of smart weapons may "see" targets with a manmade version of that wonder of the natural world, the insect eye.

First experiments on birds of paradise tie metabolism, ecology

Published: Dec 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Birds of paradise, those resplendent, elaborately-shaped birds of the South Pacific, hardly seem like a potential source for ironclad biological fact.

UF researcher: more intensive search patterns may prevent deaths of lost Alzheimer’s patients

Published: Dec 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most Alzheimer’s and dementia patients who are found dead after becoming lost in the community stray no farther than a mile from their home or living facility, yet it may take days or weeks to locate them, according to a new University of Florida study.

University of Florida to establish a college of public health

Published: Dec 5th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an effort to improve the overall health and quality of life for Floridians, the University of Florida will establish a new college of public health, school officials announced today.

Sports and academics: TheCenter at UF uncovers new insight

Published: Dec 3rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research university investment in high-profile sports programs competes with institutional investment in teaching and research quality according to a new report released by TheCenter, a higher education research unit at the University of Florida.

High Blood Pressure Treatment May Help Prevent Diabetes

Published: Dec 3rd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aggressively lowering high blood pressure with a treatment strategy that includes a calcium antagonist not only decreases the risk of heart attack, stroke or death – in a surprising twist, it also appears to slash the chance high-risk patients will develop diabetes, University of Florida researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

UF Researchers Find Some Hodgkin’s Patients Develop Heart Problems Years After Radiation Treatment

Published: Dec 2nd, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients who successfully weather the powerful treatments used to send Hodgkin’s lymphoma soundly into remission are often considered cured of their cancer. But a new study shows that years later they may develop serious heart problems because of the radiation therapy they receive, University of Florida researchers report in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Drop In Consumer Confidence Reflects Doubt About Big-Ticket Sales

Published: Nov 25th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell two points this month, prompted almost entirely by increased pessimism about whether it is a good time to make large purchases, such as appliances, furniture and cars, University of Florida economists say.

UF Studies Find Key To Preventing Strength And Muscle Loss In Elderly

Published: Nov 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hair dye and wrinkle cream can erase some of the outward signs of aging. Now University of Florida researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on the physically devastating loss of strength and muscle mass.