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Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Published: Jun 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors advise new mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a baby’s life, but a simple yet often untreated problem can sabotage their […]

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

Published: Jun 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates toward Florida, already reaching the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle.

UF doctors among first in nation to provide new therapy for late-onset Pompe disease

UF doctors among first in nation to provide new therapy for late-onset Pompe disease

Published: Jun 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first commercially available treatment in the United States for patients with late-onset Pompe disease was administered today (Wednesday, June 16) at the University of Florida.

Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation

Published: Jun 8th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Politicians can’t outlaw childhood obesity, but they can tweak current laws to encourage public schools to open their recreational facilities after hours without the fear of getting sued.

UF discovery could lead to better genetic screening for diabetes

UF discovery could lead to better genetic screening for diabetes

Published: Jun 8th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have identified a protein that affects how much insulin the body produces in people with a hereditary form of diabetes.

Scientists begin to unravel causes of mysterious skin disease

Published: Jun 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists including researchers from the University of Florida have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo — a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face, neck and extremities that pop star Michael Jackson may have experienced — is associated with slight variations in genes that play a role in the body’s natural defenses.

UF oncologists fight leukemia with two-pronged therapy, clinical trials to start within months

UF oncologists fight leukemia with two-pronged therapy, clinical trials to start within months

Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new therapy mounts a double-barreled attack on leukemia, targeting not just the cancer cells but also the environment in which those cells live and grow, University of Florida researchers report.

Sluggish cell division during development may help explain genital defects

Sluggish cell division during development may help explain genital defects

Published: Jun 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have learned how a gene widely known for precisely positioning and sculpting various organs also controls the speed of cell division, a finding that could be useful for understanding the explosive growth of cancer cells or why increasing numbers of children are being born with genital and urinary tract malformations.