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UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

UF study: Tai chi can help people with diabetes lower glucose levels

Published: Sep 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A regular tai chi exercise program can help people better control their diabetes and lower glucose levels, according to a University of Florida study.

Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Scientists join forces to explain HIV spread in central and east Africa

Published: Sep 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists studying biology and geography may seem worlds apart, but together they have answered a question that has defied explanation about the spread of the HIV-1 epidemic in Africa.

House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

House-infesting brown dog tick becoming resistant to common pesticides, UF experts say

Published: Sep 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s bad enough that the Southeast is bedeviled by a tick that doesn’t mind taking up residence inside homes.

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Published: Sep 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toxin produced by freshwater algae has garnered plenty of media coverage in recent years, but a new University of Florida study shows there’s little cause for […]

Scientists cure color blindness in monkeys

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida used gene therapy to cure two squirrel monkeys of color blindness — the most common genetic disorder in people.

Study of isolated snakes could help shed light on venom composition

Study of isolated snakes could help shed light on venom composition

Published: Sep 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While studying a way to more safely and effectively collect snake venom, University of Florida researchers have noticed the venom delivered by an isolated population of Florida cottonmouth snakes may be changing in response to their diet.

Socio-cultural, genetic data work together to reveal health disparities

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to health disparities between different groups, how society sees people in terms of race might play a greater role than genetics, according to a […]