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University Of Florida Students Build Smaller, Smarter Heart Pump

University Of Florida Students Build Smaller, Smarter Heart Pump

Published: Apr 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A miniaturized heart pump designed by a team of University of Florida engineering students could become a life-saving alternative for patients waiting in long lines for scarce donor hearts.

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Exerts Subtle Effects On Schoolchildren

Published: Apr 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children exposed to cocaine before birth show subtle but discernible differences in their ability to plan and problem-solve once they reach school age, University of Florida researchers report.

UF Study: Counselors’ Gender Not Key In Encouraging Affair Divulging

Published: Apr 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Male therapists are just as likely as female therapists to encourage patients to admit infidelities to their spouses, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researchers Say New, Bigger Low-Carb Potato With Different Taste Will Give Consumers More Choices

UF Researchers Say New, Bigger Low-Carb Potato With Different Taste Will Give Consumers More Choices

Published: Apr 20th, 2005

HASTINGS, Fla. — Following the January debut of the first low-carb potato that’s now a popular item in supermarkets, University of Florida researchers say a larger and tastier version of the spud will be available to consumers in May of this year.

Genes Influence How Heart Failure Patients Respond To Drugs

Published: Apr 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Genes dictate the color of our hair and eyes. They factor into whether we get cancer or heart disease. And, scientists increasingly recognize, they also ensure some patients will benefit from a prescription drug, while others develop adverse reactions or simply fail to respond at all.

UF Study: Latino Groups Face Different Prospects For Health In U.S.

Published: Apr 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Health deteriorates for Mexican immigrants after they become Americanized, but it improves for Puerto Ricans — and some Cubans and Dominicans — the longer they remain in the United States, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: Incarcerated Male Adolescents Suffer Ill Effects From Abuse

Published: Apr 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sexually abused teenage boys in jail are just as likely as their female counterparts to suffer from depression, a University of Florida study finds.

Cellular Communications Breakdown Identified In Inherited Brain Disorder

Published: Apr 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakdown in brain cell communication may contribute to the most common biochemical cause of mental retardation, University of Florida scientists have discovered.

Autistic Kids Benefit From Dads’ Involvement

Published: Apr 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Make room for daddy, say University of Florida autism experts. Teaching fathers how to communicate and play with their autistic children pays dividends, for parents and kids alike.