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Rx for health: Engineers design pill that signals it has been swallowed

Rx for health: Engineers design pill that signals it has been swallowed

Published: Mar 31st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call them tattletale pills.

UF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia

UF researchers harness the power of plants to fight hemophilia

Published: Mar 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hemophilia, a disease linked with legends of European monarchs, frail heirs and one flamboyant charlatan called Rasputin, still afflicts many people today.

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Mosquito research shows ‘your worst enemy could be your best friend’

Published: Mar 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your worst enemy can sometimes also be your best friend, according to entomologists from the University of Florida and Illinois State University.

UF researcher maps how age, gender can affect risk to radiation exposure

UF researcher maps how age, gender can affect risk to radiation exposure

Published: Mar 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors have a clearer picture than ever before of how much radiation reaches sensitive tissues during routine X-rays and similar imaging, thanks to sophisticated models of the human body being developed at the University of Florida.

UF pharmacy researcher urges caution in reducing blood pressure in patients with diabetes, coronary disease

UF pharmacy researcher urges caution in reducing blood pressure in patients with diabetes, coronary disease

Published: Mar 14th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For patients with diabetes and heart disease, less isn’t always more — at least when it comes to blood pressure.

Americans who visit rural western states face a greater risk of suicide

Published: Mar 10th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Suicide has geographical differences, with people in the rural mountains of the West more likely than those in the more urbanized East to take their own lives, a new University of Florida study shows.

Roving ‘Sonic hedgehog’ gene may change scientists’ understanding of limb growth

Roving ‘Sonic hedgehog’ gene may change scientists’ understanding of limb growth

Published: Mar 9th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sonic hedgehog, a gene that plays a crucial rule in the positioning and growth of limbs, fingers and toes, has been confirmed in an unexpected place in the embryos of developing mice — the layer of cells that creates the skin.

UF researchers find cancer-fighting properties in papaya tea

UF researchers find cancer-fighting properties in papaya tea

Published: Mar 9th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, FL. — The humble papaya is gaining credibility in Western medicine for anticancer powers that folk cultures have recognized for generations.

Pediatricians say colleagues cautious about treating chronic pain in children

Pediatricians say colleagues cautious about treating chronic pain in children

Published: Mar 3rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many pediatricians don’t think it’s their responsibility to treat severe, chronic pain in their patients, according to a new study co-authored by several University of Florida College of Medicine researchers and an investigator from Molloy College.