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UF scientists reveal how dietary restriction cleans cells

UF scientists reveal how dietary restriction cleans cells

Published: Aug 23rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Reduce, recycle and rebuild is as important to the most basic component of the human body, the cell, as it is to the environment. And a University of Florida study shows just how much the body benefits when it “goes green,” at least if you’re a rat: Cutting calories helps rodents live longer by boosting cells’ ability to recycle damaged parts so they can maintain efficient energy production.

Older people with diabetes more apt to suffer depression, UF study shows

Published: Jun 14th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing old can be disheartening. But for people with diabetes, the aging process can be downright depressing. A University of Florida study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals that older adults diagnosed with the type 2 form of the disease are twice as likely as their peers to suffer from depression.

UF to establish Florida’s first Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Published: Jun 11th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute on Aging has received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. UF is one of 10 centers in the country to receive the prestigious award, which provides $3.9 million over the next five years to fund aging research and career development.

UF researchers awaken vision cells in blind mice

Published: May 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers used gene therapy to restore sight in mice with a form of hereditary blindness, a finding that has bearing on many of the most common blinding diseases.

Problem forgetting may be a natural mechanism gone awry

Published: Feb 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Better tie that string around your finger a little tighter.

Better designed roadway intersections can boost older drivers’ performance

Published: Feb 14th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Changes in roadway intersection design can keep older drivers safer and on the road longer, report University of Florida researchers in the current issue of Traffic Injury Prevention.