GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a perfect world, a visit to the dentist’s office would be stress-free and painless. But if you’re like 25 million other Americans, the mere thought of reclining in a dentist’s chair probably fills your heart with dread.
March 2004 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians experienced its biggest drop in nearly 18 months, prompted by fears of additional terrorist attacks after the bombing strikes in Spain as well as continued pessimism about the job market, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Climatologists can improve the accuracy of computer models that predict El Nino- or La Nina-induced droughts by taking into account how local and regional weather patterns influence these global weather anomalies, according to a new University of Florida study.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — St. John’s wort, an herb thought to be a safe, natural remedy for mild depression, may interfere with a powerful cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients, a UF pharmacy researcher will report March 27 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida adult stem cell experts have restored normal blood sugar levels in diabetic mice for three months by chemically coaxing bone marrow cells to produce insulin, a hormone normally made in the pancreas.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A "blue curtain" has descended within police departments in the South, bringing to a standstill the progress made by black officers, UF research has found.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The breakup of the world’s original supercontinent, coupled with the breakdown of massive amounts of volcanic rock, plunged Earth into the deepest freeze it has ever experienced, new research shows.
UF Scientists Find Immune System Cells Fight Cancer’s Return, Predict Outcome Soon After Stem Cell Transplant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By measuring levels of cells crucial to marshaling the forces of the immune system, University of Florida researchers have been able to predict with greater accuracy the likelihood cancer patients who have received a blood stem cell transplant will go into remission or suffer a relapse and die.