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UF makes gene therapy breakthrough in treating severe genetic disorder

UF makes gene therapy breakthrough in treating severe genetic disorder

Published: May 28th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A dog born with a deadly disease that prevents the body from using stored sugar has survived 20 months and is still healthy after receiving gene therapy at the University of Florida — putting scientists a step closer to finding a cure for the disorder in children.

Biologists: Greening Arctic not likely to offset permafrost carbon release

Biologists: Greening Arctic not likely to offset permafrost carbon release

Published: May 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the frozen soil in the Arctic thaws, bacteria will break down organic matter, releasing long-stored carbon into the warming atmosphere.

Research suggests new cellular targets for HIV drug development

Research suggests new cellular targets for HIV drug development

Published: May 27th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Focusing HIV drug development on immune cells called macrophages instead of traditionally targeted T cells could bring us closer to eradicating the disease, according to new research […]

Florida’s consumer confidence slips amid doubts about personal finances

Published: May 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped one point in May to 71, reflecting pessimism about personal finances despite an improved national economic outlook, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

Nervous system may be culprit in deadly muscle disease

Nervous system may be culprit in deadly muscle disease

Published: May 25th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brain may win out over brawn as the primary cause of breathing problems in children with a severe form of muscular dystrophy known as Pompe disease.

Research: Mockingbirds, no bird brains, can recognize a face in a crowd

Research: Mockingbirds, no bird brains, can recognize a face in a crowd

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The birds are watching. They know who you are. And they will attack.

University of Florida study provides insight into evolution of first flowers

University of Florida study provides insight into evolution of first flowers

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Charles Darwin described the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago as an abominable mystery, one that scientists have yet to solve.

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

Government plans stimulate hope for Florida’s real estate markets

Published: May 12th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first signs of confidence in Florida real estate are starting to appear with hopes that government stimulus plans will unfreeze markets and reinvigorate business, the latest University of Florida survey finds.

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

Published: May 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have learned more about how smallpox conducts its deadly business — discoveries that may reveal as much about the human immune system as they do about one of the world’s most feared pathogens.