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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Oct 25th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blocking an enzyme that prevents a fat-burning hormone from doing its job in people who are overweight could lead to a new way to treat obesity, University of Florida researchers have found.
Published: Oct 18th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some patients with head and neck cancer can be safely spared the risk and expense of surgery by undergoing a CT scan to predict whether the disease is in check after radiation therapy, according to study findings University of Florida doctors released today (Oct. 18) at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
Published: Oct 13th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A way to detect fragments of broken brain cells that leak into the bloodstream may help doctors more quickly and precisely treat people with severe head injuries or brain diseases, say researchers at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute.
Published: Oct 12th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sex for newly single women can be a wonderful experience, but it puts them at risk for disease if doctors think they are too old for intimate relationships, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Oct 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gender gap for bad behavior in middle school is narrowing, with girls displaying more delinquency and aggression than their male classmates, a new University of Florida study finds.