Published: Jul 25th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults, yet researchers are still in the dark about many of the factors that cause this incurable disease.
Published: Jul 19th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have learned how to selectively shut down a flyweight-sized genetic molecule that packs a heavyweight punch, a discovery that may help doctors better understand cancer, birth defects and other health problems.
Published: Jul 18th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ray Moseley sees the trouble with advance health-care directives every time he speaks to a group of senior citizens: Several in the crowd always know someone who had a living will but whose end-of-life decisions were not honored anyway.
Published: Jul 14th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study has found that mutations in the mitochondria caused by obesity and lack of exercise — not oxidative stress from free radicals — may be a key factor in the aging process.
Published: Jul 7th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age may work in reverse when it comes to raising grandchildren, suggests a University of Florida study that finds younger grandmothers in this role are depressed more often than their older counterparts.
Published: Jul 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the first study of its kind, University of Florida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully during orthodontic treatment.