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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.

UF Professor Of Law, Psychiatry: Eliminate Insanity Defense

Published: Nov 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using insanity as a defense should no longer be allowed because the mentally ill don’t need special defenses, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychology.

UF Researchers Discover Abnormal “Pain Memory” Is Key In Fibromyalgia

Published: Nov 2nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The constant, intense pain of fibromyalgia may result from a central nervous system that “remembers” painful sensations for an unusually long time, University of Florida researchers have discovered. The findings may provide a foundation for developing new therapies to treat the disorder, which causes pain in muscles and soft tissues throughout the body, sleep problems and fatigue.