Published: Mar 30th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sleeping woes may explain why children with epilepsy are often so hyperactive, say researchers with the University of Florida’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.
Published: Mar 23rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Superfund sites are infamous for their hazardous, stubborn chemical wastes, but one cleanup solution may be to put the right mix of plants and microbes together in the soil, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: Mar 22nd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gum disease has been linked to hardening of the arteries for nearly a decade, and scientists have long fingered a gang of oral bacteria as the obvious suspects behind many cases of the vessel-clogging killer.
Published: Mar 17th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the manatees who call Florida’s coastal tributaries home, speeding boaters are like charging bulls in an underwater china shop.
Published: Mar 15th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patients who hear the dreaded words “you have cancer” invariably look forward to the day the doctor tells them “you’re cured.” But University of Florida researchers say survival often comes at its own price — the mind may need mending even after the body heals.
Published: Mar 8th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tossing out tobacco, noshing nutritious foods and exercising are heart healthy habits key to slashing stroke and heart attack risk. But some patients also must take medicines when these efforts aren’t enough to rein in high blood pressure, long linked to the debilitating, often deadly condition.
Published: Mar 7th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A genetic tool with the potential to identify which trauma and burn patients are most likely to become seriously ill has worked consistently in a wide range of experimental clinical settings — an important hurdle to overcome before the method is routinely used in emergency rooms and intensive care units.
Published: Mar 4th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it a chemical crystal ball. A new approach to predict whether a drug in development is likely to work and which dose is best could get antibiotics to market faster and more cheaply, say University of Florida researchers.
Published: Mar 3rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carloads of young people are dusting off the flip-flops, icing down the beer and heading to warmer climes this month for the annual ritual of alcohol-fueled partying known as Spring Break. The participants include many college and high school students under the drinking age who all too often are able to purchase alcoholic beverages illegally.
Published: Mar 2nd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ”Tell me where it hurts” is the classic opening to many a doctor’s examination, and University of Florida researchers have given it a digital twist. The scientists have created a virtual reality “patient” that can help medical students master the subtle art of the patient-doctor interview.