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UF Researchers Discover Blood Stem Cells Can Make New Blood Vessels In Mice

Published: May 31 2002

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.

UF Physicians Report New Treatment Helps Some Cancer Patients Avoid Major Surgery

Published: May 30 2002

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.

NASA Awards Medical Support Team Contract To UF Emergency Physicians

Published: May 30 2002

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.

Next Up For Wireless Communication: The Computer Chip Itself

Published: May 29 2002

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.

UF Survey: Pessimism Among Seniors Sinks Consumer Confidence Again

Published: May 28 2002

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.

To Remain Independent, Older Adults Rely On Self, Others

Published: May 24 2002

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.

UF to explore biotechnology space research with NASA grant

Published: May 23 2002

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.

UF Appoints Cal State Dean To Head College Of Education

Published: May 23 2002

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.

UF, FSU Researchers: Aging Baby Boomers Top Florida’s Megatrends

Published: May 29 2002

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.

UF Research: gene therapy helps treat rare form of Muscular Dystrophy in mice

Published: May 17 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has used gene therapy to restore muscle strength in mice with a rare incurable form of muscular dystrophy.

Ozone May Stop Bacteria On Produce Better

Published: May 2 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Ozone, the gas that protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation, may soon give U.S. food shoppers better protection from harmful bacteria.

UF Expert: Ancient Fossil Suggests Flowers May Be Underwater Gift

Published: May 2 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s oldest known flower never bloomed, but it has opened scientific questioning into whether all of today’s flowering plants had their origins from beneath ancient waters, says a University of Florida researcher.

Fossils, Geological History May Hold Clues For New Cures

Published: May 2 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Clues for using the sequence of the human genome to diagnose and treat diseases may lie in our distant past, says a University of Florida professor.

From A Single DNA Strand, A Tiny Motor

Published: May 15 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They are still many years away, but infinitesimal molecular motors that could radically improve manufacturing and medicine just took a step closer to reality.

Nag The Ones You Love - It’s A Family Affair, UF Study Shows

Published: May 6 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Intimacy breeds contempt when it comes to nagging, says a University of Florida researcher, who found the practice widespread in families.