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Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Published: July 1 2015

The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth.

UF researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

Published: June 30 2015

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable.

Number of people sickened by toxin in barracuda and other tropical reef fish higher than previously reported

Published: June 29 2015

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish.

Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity, study shows

Published: June 29 2015

Muscadine grape seed oil supplies a form of vitamin E, giving scientists another clue to reducing obesity, a new University of Florida study shows.

Florida Consumer Sentiment Bounces Back in June

Published: June 26 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Consumer sentiment among Floridians rebounded 1.6 points in June to 89.5 after a nearly 7-point tumble in May, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

Mowing the lawn in those new running shoes? You may not be happy with them

Published: June 25 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When it comes to how many different ways you use the things you buy, more may not necessarily be better.

Is the Planet Headed for an Extinction Crisis?

Published: June 19 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the movie "Avatar," so many magnificent animals have gone extinct that scientists can only study them virtually. This environmentally ravaged Earth is set in the near future, in the year 2154, but according to University of Florida biologist Todd Palmer and his colleagues, the Earth in 2015 is already undergoing an accelerated mass extinction.

Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight

Published: June 15 2015

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy

Published: June 12 2015

Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health study.

This gorgeous moth is an invasive plant’s worst nightmare

Published: June 12 2015

Taming an invasive plant that's 8 feet tall and poisonous is no small feat, especially if you're a tiny moth.

Visiting Jurassic World? Don’t feed the Triceratops

Published: June 12 2015

In “Jurassic World,” kids visiting the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo get to ride on and feed a Triceratops. Turns out that’s not such a good idea.

Optimism among Florida real estate professionals at its highest since 2006

Published: June 9 2015

Optimism in the Florida real estate market remains strong among those in the business, according to the Survey of Emerging Market Conditions, conducted quarterly by the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration.

A research team that included Grant McFadden, Ph.D., a professor the UF College of Medicine department of molecular genetics and microbiology, and Nancy Villa, Ph.D., a research scientist in the division of hematology and oncology, have found a way to use a rabbit virus to improve bone marrow transplants and kill some cancer cells.

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Published: June 5 2015

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants.

UF study shows benefits of multi-tasking on exercise

Published: June 2 2015

Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well?

Picture perfect: Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Published: June 1 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease.

Courtesy of University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

Florida consumer sentiment in May continues downward trend

Published: May 29 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month, falling seven points to 87.6, the lowest reading since December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

NASA begins testing Mars lander in preparation for next mission to Red Planet: UF geologist is part of the international team behind it

Published: May 28 2015

Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016 backed by an international team that includes a University of Florida researcher.

DARPA to award UF up to $5.4 million for neuroprosthetics research

Published: May 27 2015

A group of U.S. military veteran and civilian volunteers with upper limb amputations will soon have the chance to test neural implants designed to offer more intuitive control of their prosthetics, thanks to a research collaboration between the University of Florida and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain

Published: May 26 2015

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Published: May 21 2015

Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five senses: hearing.