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Distinct type of virus found in cancer tissue of HIV-positive patients with lymphoma

Published: Feb 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers studying samples from HIV-positive patients who died with a type of cancer called non-Hodgkins lymphoma have discovered the existence of two different HIV-1 populations — one that infects normal tissues and another that infects cancerous tissues.

Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say

Dolphins could be ideal model to study human cervical cancer, UF veterinarians say

Published: Feb 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After testing dozens of samples from marine mammals, University of Florida aquatic animal health experts say they have found the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people.

Men suffer body image problems of their own with drive for muscularity

Published: Feb 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Slimming down for swimsuit season is an obsession for many women, and now bulking up for the beach can lead to body image problems with men today wanting to be bigger than ever, a new University of Florida study suggests.

New nanoparticle could improve cancer detection, drug delivery

Published: Feb 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have developed a new nanoparticle that could improve cancer detection and drug delivery. The particle, called a “micelle” and made up of a cluster of molecules called aptamers, easily recognizes tumors and binds strongly to them. It also has properties that allow it to easily get inside cells for intracellular studies and drug delivery.

UF researchers: Alcohol, energy drinks add up to higher intoxication levels, increased driving risk

UF researchers: Alcohol, energy drinks add up to higher intoxication levels, increased driving risk

Published: Feb 10th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Energy drinks, favored among young people for the beverages’ caffeine jolt, also play a lead role in several popular alcoholic drinks, such as Red Bull and vodka. But combining alcohol and energy drinks may create a dangerous mix, according to University of Florida research.

Breastfeeding offers variety of benefits for people in hard times

Published: Feb 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long known for its health benefits, breastfeeding also deserves praise for being environmentally friendly while offering important economic advantages for families and the nation in hard times, says a University of Florida researcher.