Published: May 29th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study reveals patients with liver cancer who have no other treatment options might benefit from more aggressive operations once considered too risky, report University of Florida scientists, who also published research this month yielding insight into ways to protect the liver during surgery.
Published: May 27th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Once heralded as a promising obesity treatment, the hormone leptin lost its fat-fighting luster when scientists discovered overweight patients were resistant to its effects. But pairing leptin with just a minor amount of exercise seems to revive the hormone’s ability to fight fat again, University of Florida researchers recently discovered.
Published: May 19th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Replacing one amino acid on the surface of a virus that shepherds corrective genes into cells could be the breakthrough scientists have needed to make gene therapy a more viable option for treating genetic diseases such as hemophilia, University of Florida researchers say.
Published: May 13th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A last call should be issued for drink specials because they dramatically increase the risk of college students walking out of a bar intoxicated, especially if they are underage, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: May 7th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Retinas in newborn mice appear perfectly fine without any help from tiny bits of genetic material called microRNAs except for one thing — the retinas do not work.
Published: May 1st, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have identified a drug compound that dramatically lowers blood pressure, improves heart function and — in a remarkable finding — prevents damage to the heart and kidneys in rats with persistent hypertension.