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Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Published: Nov 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new ingredient in our cellular soup, tiny structures that may lay the groundwork for how new cells form and then function.

Scientists closer to new cancer detection method

Published: Nov 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers say they are a step closer to a technique to easily detect a wide variety of cancers before symptoms become apparent.

UF scientists say stem cells may trigger bone cancer

Published: Nov 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stem cells may cause some forms of bone cancer, University of Florida scientists report.

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

Published: Nov 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twins, triplets and other multiples have a nearly 50 percent greater chance of being born with birth defects, and boys tend to be more at risk than girls, according to two population-based studies conducted at the University of Florida.

Gene at heart of bad outcomes in high blood pressure patients

Published: Nov 17th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Having high blood pressure and a particular genetic alteration dramatically increases the risk of heart attack, stroke or death, and may explain why some hypertensive patients fare worse than others — even if they take the same medication, University of Florida researchers announced this week.

Scientists use mice to mimic Alzheimer’s therapy

Published: Nov 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

Walk this way: UF research provides insight into heart healthy exercise regimen

Published: Nov 14th, 2005

Thirty minutes of brisk walking a day is a step in the right direction toward improved heart health, according to a University of Florida study published in today’s (Nov. 14) Archives of Internal Medicine.

Light exercise a tonic to keep the brain young

Published: Nov 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People don’t have to run marathons to keep their brain cells in shape — regular, light activity may do the trick.

UF scientists seek to close cell doors to HIV invasion

Published: Nov 2nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have identified a biochemical code that a form of HIV uses to access immune system cells and turn them into virus-making factories.