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UF veterinarians warn pet owners of holiday hazards

Published: Dec 12th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The holidays are upon us, and all through the house, lots of creatures are stirring-maybe even your pet mouse. But keeping Fido and Fluffy happy, healthy and […]

UF researchers find possible treatment window for spasticity in study of rats with spinal cord injury

Published: Nov 27th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a cruel irony that strikes many victims of spinal cord injury: In those who suffer only partial paralysis, limbs that should remain healthy become stiff and useless because of chronic spasticity, a painful condition that causes muscles to contract involuntarily.

UF expert offers tips for safe Thanksgiving

Published: Nov 22nd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plenty of people would agree that Thanksgiving is a prime time to gobble down delicious turkey. But a University of Florida food-safety expert warns that careless cooking techniques can leave diners feeling less than thankful.

UF Gets $3 Million Gift To Create Institute For Biodiversity, Environment

Published: Nov 7th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF has received a $3 million gift aimed at making it an international leader in the study of biodiversity and the environment, a field that will play an increasingly important role in agriculture and other areas as Earth becomes more crowded and people continue to deplete its natural resources.

UF researchers link increasing prescription methadone use for chronic pain to rise in abuse-related deaths

Published: Oct 3rd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors’ efforts to stop widespread abuse of oxycodone by prescribing an alternate painkiller may have backfired, University of Florida medical experts warn.

UF researchers embark on major multidisciplinary project to shed light on spread of respiratory disease in tortoises

Published: Jun 26th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Building on 10 years of research into an upper respiratory tract disease that has devastated endangered tortoises across the United States, University of Florida scientists hope a new $2.2 million federal grant will help them better grasp how various chronic diseases spread in the animals as well as in people.

UF Research: gene therapy helps treat rare form of Muscular Dystrophy in mice

Published: May 17th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has used gene therapy to restore muscle strength in mice with a rare incurable form of muscular dystrophy.

UF researchers find mental stress increases heart patients’ risk of dying

Published: Mar 25th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Heart disease patients have more to fear than the threat posed by a couch potato lifestyle or high-fat foods such as burgers and fries: Mental stress can markedly decrease blood flow to the heart, hiking their risk of dying three-fold, University of Florida cardiologists reported today (3/25).

UF researcher develops aids vaccine for cats

Published: Mar 22nd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a major scientific breakthrough, a University of Florida researcher has developed a feline AIDS vaccine that the federal government has approved for commercial use.

UF scientists offer clinical science view of exploring the potential of brain-derived adult stem cells

Published: Mar 21st, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adult stem cell research holds great promise for treating some neurological disorders, but much work remains before laboratory efforts can be translated into safe treatments, two University of Florida researchers write in a position paper in Saturday’s issue of The Lancet.