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Ancient DNA helps UF researchers unearth potential hemophilia therapy

Published: Feb 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut can be life-threatening for people with hemophilia, whose bodies don’t produce enough of a protein that prevents prolonged bleeding.

A better tool to study role of iron in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Published: Feb 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Engineers have found a way to pinpoint and identify the tiny iron oxide particles associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in the brain.

UF scientists reveal ancient origin of vertebrate skeleton

Published: Feb 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have found that people have an ancient skeleton in their closets — a skeleton personified today by a jawless, eel-like fish.

UF study: Excuses hurt job productivity when performing simple tasks

Published: Feb 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Giving employees a built-in excuse for lousy performance in humdrum or nasty tasks also gives them a way out of doing a good job, a new University of Florida study finds.

Children in the South face higher health risks

Published: Feb 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children living in the South are up to three times more likely to battle poor health and its consequences — including obesity, teen pregnancy and death — than those in all other regions of the United States, even if they receive the same medical care, a new University of Florida study reveals.

UF scientists trace origin of shark’s electric sense

Published: Feb 6th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sharks are known for their almost uncanny ability to detect electrical signals while hunting and navigating.

Molecular force field helps cancer cells defend against attack

Published: Feb 1st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Much as the famed starship Enterprise would deploy a deflector shield to evade enemy attack, tumor cells are capable of switching on a molecular force field of their own to fend off treatments aimed at killing them. Now University of Florida researchers have found a chink in their armor.