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UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

Published: April 15 2015

Tomatoes, viruses and voting.

Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes

Published: March 31 2015

Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois.

Are you up for 5K on 4/4?

Published: March 26 2015

To help raise autism awareness and funds for the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Eastside High School's “Students Together for Autism Research” will host the eighth annual 5K Autism Awareness Walk/Run on 
April 4.

Jason Zaremski, M.D., CAQSM, assistant professor in the UF department of orthopedics and rehabilitation, examines a patient's elbow during an office visit.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Published: March 26 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Graduate student Mam Mboge inspects a sample of cancer cells as Robert McKenna, Ph.D., and Susan Frost, Ph.D., look on. McKenna and Frost are professors of biochemistry and molecular biology in the UF College of Medicine. The trio are part of a group of researchers who found that saccharin can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

Published: March 24 2015

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit cancer cell growth.

UF researchers identify which patients are at risk for continued pain after orthopedic surgery

Published: March 16 2015

When it comes to determining which patients will have long-lasting pain after orthopedic shoulder surgery, cognitive coping style and genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity may actually be bigger factors than the size or intensity of the operation, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Published: March 12 2015

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to “feel the burn” turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows.

Woodstock. Lollapalooza. PremedFest?

Published: March 10 2015

Taking a cue from art and music festivals, writers’ retreats and other similar gatherings, the American Medical Student Association has created a national event exclusively for premedical and pre-health students. AMSA PremedFest will be a celebration of the unique and shared experiences of students on their journeys into the health and healthcare professions.

Patrick Concannon, director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute

Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

Published: March 9 2015

The genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes have lost their hiding place.

Attack of the killer chairs

Published: March 6 2015

College of Health & Human Performance hosts lecture on the science behind sitting and the effects on our minds and bodies.

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds

Published: March 3 2015

Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows

Published: February 26 2015

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table.

Dr. Heather Walden looks on while John Slapcinsky of UF’s Florida Museum of Natural History dissects a snail.

UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

Published: February 25 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk.

Sundance-winning film on the power of music

Published: February 5 2015

The University of Florida Health Shands Arts in Medicine program and the UF Center for the Arts in Medicine will hold a screening of the film “Alive Inside” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place.

UF study of drug users finds people with ADHD started using at younger age

Published: January 27 2015

Adults with a history of ADHD who use drugs started using substances one to two years earlier than those with no ADHD history, according to a new University of Florida study.

University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

Published: December 17 2014

For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015.

Interns, volunteers and nursing students staffed the school-based immunizations.

Immunizing schoolkids fights flu in others, too

Published: December 9 2014

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.

UF Preeminence moving forward with Board of Trustees tenure approval of new faculty hires

Published: December 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Twelve nationally recognized professors are joining the University of Florida faculty, furthering UF’s push toward becoming a top public university.

Ebola not likely to alter Americans’ holiday travel plans, survey shows

Published: November 12 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ebola may be a worldwide health crisis, but a new study shows it’s not likely to keep many Americans from heading over the river and through the woods for the holidays.

UF researchers grow norovirus in human cells

Published: November 6 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have grown a human norovirus in a cell culture dish, finally opening the door to developing medications for fighting the intestinal scourge that strikes tens of millions every year in schools, hotels and cruise ships worldwide.