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Case study analyzes why, where and when of leading shark attack site

Published: May 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida suggests.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1.2 million to UF for undergrad education

Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $1.2 million to UF for undergrad education

Published: May 20th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine a chemistry professor and a neuroscientist working together to test a new drug to fight Alzheimer’s disease, or a biomedical engineer working with an orthopedic surgeon to help patients walk again.

Scientists: Malaria control to overcome disease’s spread as climate warms

Published: May 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to a widespread assumption, global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and other factors that are at work to corral the disease.

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken as mixtures, not too late in life, UF researchers find

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken as mixtures, not too late in life, UF researchers find

Published: May 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at preventing decline in physical function, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging. In addition, it appears that such so-called neutraceuticals should be taken before very old age for benefits such as improvement in physical function.

UF researchers: folate helps repair damage linked to aging and disease

Published: May 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For more than half a century, scientists have known the importance of folate for good health, especially for expectant mothers. But now, researchers at the University of Florida have discovered an entirely new role the vitamin plays in maintaining health: it helps moderate oxidative stress, which is linked to aging and disease.

UF receives $7.5 million to study MRI as a tool for evaluating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

UF receives $7.5 million to study MRI as a tool for evaluating patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Published: May 7th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Duchenne muscular dystrophy research at the University of Florida got a major boost with the award of $7.5 million in National Institutes of Health funding to study the use of magnetic resonance imaging in determining the natural progression of the disease.