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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Health Science Center.
Scientists have slightly changed the molecular structure of a naturally occurring enzyme that protects cells by disarming destructive molecules called free radicals, causing [...]