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Scientists: New technique identifies molecular ‘biomarkers’ for disease

Published: Mar 31st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida chemists are the first to use a new tool to identify the molecular signatures of serious diseases — without any previous knowledge of what these microscopic signatures or “biomarkers” should look like.

AAA and UF recommend vehicle features for senior drivers

Published: Mar 21st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thicker steering wheels, wide-angle mirrors, larger dashboard controls and six-way adjustable seats are features seniors should consider when choosing a vehicle.

Curbing teen drinking difficult in urban areas

Curbing teen drinking difficult in urban areas

Published: Mar 17th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keeping middle schoolers from alcohol is a tougher task in the inner city than in rural areas, even for experts armed with the best prevention programs, a new University of Florida study shows.

Excess worrying can harm parents’ relationships with grown children

Published: Mar 6th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The amount of worry shared by parents and their grownup children can feel like a warm comforter or wet blanket, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF researchers warn parents about dangers of childhood foot burns

UF researchers warn parents about dangers of childhood foot burns

Published: Mar 5th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Warmer weather is just around the corner, but before families fire up the barbecue, roast marshmallows around a crackling campfire or burn yard debris, they should consider some common precautions to help snuff out a serious childhood health risk.