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Though acidic, salsa can still be a risk if handled improperly, UF researcher says

Though acidic, salsa can still be a risk if handled improperly, UF researcher says

Published: Jul 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just because salsa is acidic, don’t assume it can’t make you ill. A University of Florida researcher’s study shows that salmonella and staphylococcus can both survive long enough to pose risk in the often free, always popular appetizer.

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done

Published: Jul 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Transmission of HIV to children before or at birth has dropped dramatically around the country in the last decade since the advent of powerful new therapies. That certainly is true for Florida, where each year, fewer than 10 babies are born with the disease despite the fact that more than 600 HIV-positive women each year, on average, give birth.

Cancer research reports need to include more clinical details, UF researchers say

Cancer research reports need to include more clinical details, UF researchers say

Published: Jul 15th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How information from cancer research trials are reported in scientific journals may impact how quickly new treatments become therapies that can benefit human health.

UF scientists discover clues to inflammatory disease

UF scientists discover clues to inflammatory disease

Published: Jul 14th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Immune system cells called macrophages spring into action to surround and destroy threats such as viruses or cancer cells. But sometimes the would-be protective response leads to persistent inflammation, which, in turn, can cause disease.

Children’s gut bacteria linked to type 1 diabetes

Published: Jul 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that the variety of bacteria in a child’s digestive tract is strongly linked to whether that child develops type 1 diabetes. The connection could eventually give doctors an early test for the condition and a new way to treat the disease that afflicts more than 3 million Americans.

Recommended blood pressure level differs for heart patients with diabetes

Recommended blood pressure level differs for heart patients with diabetes

Published: Jul 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The best blood pressure range for patients with diabetes and heart disease appears to be slightly higher than what is recommended for healthy adults, according to a […]

Emotional flatness can be mistaken for depression in Alzheimer’s patients

Emotional flatness can be mistaken for depression in Alzheimer’s patients

Published: Jul 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be a painful process, but for the patient, the experience may be a muted one.

UF experts urge wariness of mosquito-borne diseases this summer

UF experts urge wariness of mosquito-borne diseases this summer

Published: Jul 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Floridians hoping that the record-breaking cold of this past winter might have stemmed the number of pesky mosquitoes, University of Florida entomologists have this message: the mosquitoes are out in full force, and so are the diseases they carry.