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Scientists use cell phone records to predict spread of malaria

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers at work on a malaria elimination study in Africa have become the first to predict the spread of the disease using cell phone records.

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

UF to lead national effort to help patients with rare brain disease

Published: Dec 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, doctors can reach into their medical bags to find something to help a patient.

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

Small addition to cancer drug may make big difference

Published: Dec 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found a way to use just a fraction of the normal dosage of a highly toxic, debilitating chemotherapy drug to achieve even […]

$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

$2.4 million stimulus fuels effort to regenerate injured spinal cords

Published: Dec 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For more than 400 years, scientists have studied the amazing regenerative power of salamanders, trying to understand how these creatures routinely repair injuries that would usually leave humans and other mammals paralyzed — or worse.

UF scientists use virus to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact

UF scientists use virus to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact

Published: Dec 3rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE — A virus that in nature infects only rabbits could become a cancer-fighting tool for humans. Myxoma virus kills cancerous blood-precursor cells in human bone marrow while sparing normal blood stem cells, a multidisciplinary team at the University of Florida College of Medicine has found. The findings are now online and will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Leukemia.