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Private Gift Enables University Of Florida To Initiate New Statewide Alzheimer’s Research Center

Published: Dec 11th, 2001

GAINESVILLE — Plans for an Alzheimer’s disease research center to be initiated as a statewide resource based at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute were unveiled today (Dec. 11) […]

Among The Millions Trying To Lose Weight? Lean On Each Other, UF Researchers Suggest

Published: Dec 6th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the holiday snack season in high gear, many people are bound to be wondering what they can do in the new year to atone for all the eggnog, cookies and fudge they’ve been consuming.

Smallest Liver Transplant Recipient Leaves Shands

Published: Dec 3rd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Eleven-week-old Bethany Joy Mullins was discharged today from Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida — just in time for the holidays. She is the smallest infant in North America to successfully undergo liver transplantation.

Smoking Down Among Students At UF, Campus Survey Finds

Published: Nov 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cigarette use among University of Florida students has declined during the last two years, with freshman showing the highest drop, according to a campus survey.

UF Study Finds Radiation As Effective As Surgery For Vocal Cord Cancer

Published: Nov 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Radiation therapy can cure throat cancer as effectively as surgery while preserving people’s vocal cords and voices, University of Florida researchers have found.

UF Explores Gene Therapy And Marine Sponges In Fight Against Diabetes

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In separate papers published today, University of Florida scientists and their colleagues announced two distinct approaches for thwarting the onset of type 1 diabetes in mice susceptible to the disease.

University of Florida Surgeons Report High-Tech Spectacles Ease Neck And Back Strain

Published: Nov 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Patients going under the knife aren’t the only ones who end up with their share of aches and pains after an operation: Many physicians grapple with substantial neck and back strain by the end of a grueling day in the surgical suite.

Cancer, Genetics and Biotechnology Researchers Will Work Together in New $80 Million Building

Published: Nov 15th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A congressional appropriation of $2.25 million, approved by President George W. Bush on Monday (11/12) will boost the future construction of an $80 million facility for genetics, cancer and biotechnology research at the University of Florida.

UF Study: Physicians Addicted To Drugs Or Alcohol Do Well In Long-Term Treatment

Published: Nov 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians who battle drug and alcohol addiction by participating in ongoing treatment and monitoring programs have excellent odds of being employed and drug-free after five years, according to a new University of Florida study.

“Ultra-Stretch” Beats Painful Pre-Workout Regimen, UF Study Shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it come to pre-workout stretching, the old adage “no pain, no gain” may not hold water after all, according to new University of Florida research.