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Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply

Gene therapy technique thwarts cancer by cutting off tumor blood supply

Published: Jun 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have come up with a new gene therapy method to disrupt cancer growth by using a synthetic protein to induce blood clotting that cuts off a tumor’s blood and nutrient supply.

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Published: Jun 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians treating breast cancer first look to lymph nodes in a patient’s armpit to see whether cancer is spreading elsewhere in the body — but they may […]

Fatal brain disease at work well before symptoms appear

Fatal brain disease at work well before symptoms appear

Published: Jun 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have discovered why a paralyzing brain disorder speeds along more rapidly in some patients than others — a finding that may finally give […]

New, light-driven nanomotor is simpler, more promising, scientists say

New, light-driven nanomotor is simpler, more promising, scientists say

Published: Jun 4th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunflowers track the sun as it moves from east to west. But people usually have to convert sunlight into electricity or heat to put its power to use.

Soap-sniffing technology encourages hand washing to reduce infections, save money

Soap-sniffing technology encourages hand washing to reduce infections, save money

Published: Jun 3rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it a Breathalyzer for the hands.

UF study finds ancient mammals shifted diets as climate changed

UF study finds ancient mammals shifted diets as climate changed

Published: Jun 2nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows mammals change their dietary niches based on climate-driven environmental changes, contradicting a common assumption that species maintain their niches despite global warming.