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Seniors Use Prayer To Cope With Stress; Prayer No. 1 Alternative Remedy

Published: Dec 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older American and suffered from holiday stress this season, odds are good you used prayer to ward it off, new research shows.

Mother Receives “Gift Of Life” From Healthy Son In Region’s First Live-Donor Liver Transplant

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Holiday celebrations this year will be especially meaningful for Jacksonville resident Sandra Cornelius and her family because she has received the most precious gift of all — the gift of life, thanks to a life-saving liver transplant.

UF Nutritionist Says Holidays Need Not Be A Weighty Problem

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Take a touch of restraint, a pinch of planning, oh, and hold the denial please.

UF Study: Lax Safety Causes More Home-Building Deaths And Injuries

Published: Dec 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing number of deaths and injuries that plague the housing construction industry each year could be prevented if management simply followed existing safety rules, a new University of Florida study finds.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Awards $10.4 Million Grant To Create New Center For The Study Of Gene Therapy And Diabetes At UF

Published: Dec 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Armed with a $10.4 million grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, University of Florida researchers announced today (12/13) they will launch a new center devoted to the study of gene therapy to fight diabetes and its complications.

UF Scientist Finds Protein That Regulates Brain’s Reaction To Injury

Published: Dec 7th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is among a team of scientists who have discovered a protein’s role in controlling the brain’s inflammatory response to injury and disease.

Mentally Disabled Shouldn’t Receive Death Penalty, Says UF Professor

Published: Dec 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Defendants with mental disabilities should not be sentenced to death, a practice 38 states still allow, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychiatry.

UF Gene Therapy Researchers Continue Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

Published: Dec 1st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Turning the promise of gene therapy into reality has been more difficult than scientists once hoped, but University of Florida researchers have identified a strategy for overcoming one barrier to successfully treating the lung disease cystic fibrosis.

UF Researcher: Antioxidants Play A Role In Deadly Malnutrition Disease

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mainstream America has been bombarded in recent years with advertisements touting the health benefits of antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene. But a new study from the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis suggests that they may be far more important to children in other parts of the world who have a severe form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.

UF Scientists Discover Novel Mechanism Underlying Bone Destruction

Published: Nov 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new way bone-destroying cells function in the body that could pave the way for the development of new drugs to treat osteoporosis as well as some of the most deadly forms of cancer.