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Kids with diabetes and other endocrine disorders face more bullying than others, UF study finds

Published: Dec 8th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with endocrine disorders such as type 1 diabetes or short stature deal with unique challenges in life, not the least of which is an increased risk of being teased, snubbed or even attacked by school classmates, University of Florida researchers report in an article published online today in The Journal of Pediatrics.

High protein levels associated with remission and survival in patients with blood-borne cancers

Published: Dec 6th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it the immune system’s version of urban combat.

Study reveals women like idea of skipping periods but want more information

Published: Nov 17th, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Women like the idea of menstrual suppression — skipping or eliminating monthly periods — but want their health-care providers to tell them more about it, according to a report co-authored by University of Florida researchers.

Alpha-1 gene therapy safely tested in first three patients

Published: Sep 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gene therapy to combat one of the most common hereditary disorders, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, appears safe in the first three patients to participate in a landmark clinical trial, University of Florida researchers have found.

Individual gene changes in complex structure traced, proving Darwin theory

Published: Sep 2nd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The protein that gave the Incredible Hulk his distinctive green hue has provided University of Florida researchers the tool they needed to demonstrate for the first time in nature an evolutionary theory that even its originator, Charles Darwin, found troubling.

UF audiologists sound alarm for awareness of motorcycle noise risk

Published: Sep 1st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the band Steppenwolf sang of heavy metal thunder in “Born to be Wild,” their classic ode to the freewheeling biker lifestyle, they equated rocking out to the new electric music of their time with the ear-pounding experience of riding a motorcycle. The notion that loud music can damage hearing is common knowledge, but the noise produced by motorcycles can pose similar risk to riders, University of Florida hearing experts caution.

Sea turtle health may benefit from new database of blood values

Published: Aug 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have stumbled on a sea turtle treasure trove that will help them better assess the endangered animals’ health. Researchers are creating a database of unprecedented size that will chart blood profiles of turtles entering the intake canal of a nuclear power plant in Port St. Lucie.

New National Animal Identification System will guard against mad cow disease and animal health problems

Published: Jul 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To fight mad cow disease and other deadly animal illnesses, a new computerized animal identification system will allow state and federal officials to quickly track potential disease threats from farm to plate.

UF scientists seek to spur research on overlooked migratory birds

Published: Jul 13th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of ornithology’s oldest pursuits, the study of migration, is heading south.

UF researchers pinpoint unlikely ally in cancer fight

Published: May 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians may be able to unleash the deadly side of a helpful free radical scavenger in the fight against cancer, say researchers at the University of Florida […]