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UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus

Published: Jul 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hear the word fungus, and mushrooms and mold might leap to mind. But the University of Florida is about to house the nation’s first research repository for one species that has nothing to do with pizza toppings or marbling blue cheese: Aspergillus, which increasingly poses a major health threat to cancer patients and transplant recipients.

Florida’s housing downturn stymies consumer confidence turnaround

Published: Jul 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The weak housing market is to blame for Florida’s one-point drop in consumer confidence to 81 in July at a time when the national index is on the rise, a new University of Florida study finds.

Physicists: Quantum dance draws unexpected guests

Published: Jul 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It was always thought to be restricted to everyday types, with no magnetic sorts allowed in the door.

Of maggots and murder – UF researcher says sleuths need new way to estimate time of death

Of maggots and murder – UF researcher says sleuths need new way to estimate time of death

Published: Jul 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blow fly maggots are one of the best tools forensic entomologists have for estimating when a person died—but a University of Florida researcher says current methods should be revised to account for a phenomenon that can skew results.

The future of medicine: Insert chip, cure disease?

Published: Jul 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a chip, strategically placed in the brain, that could prevent epileptic seizures or allow someone who has lost a limb to control an artificial arm just by thinking about it.

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for “smart” health care

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for “smart” health care

Published: Jul 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Always on, connected, cheap and on sale everywhere.

Molecular detectors may refine cancer treatment

Published: Jul 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have successfully used molecular probes to detect subtle differences in leukemia cells from patient samples, an achievement that could lead to more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer.

Whether plant or animal, UF’s new genetic model can predict its future

Published: Jul 18th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rongling Wu is out to prove Mark Twain clearly didn’t know a darn thing about genetics.

High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

Published: Jul 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease respond better to drug regimens aimed at controlling high blood pressure than non-Hispanic white women, University of Florida researchers report.

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, UF experts say

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, UF experts say

Published: Jul 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Swimming is good, clean summer fun for small children—but University of Florida experts caution that swim diapers won’t necessarily keep the water clean, and that could spell trouble if sick kids go in the pool.