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New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients’ bedside

New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients’ bedside

Published: Aug 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have helped to develop a device that quickly identifies genes and proteins in body fluids — a technique that could make a vital difference to the trauma patients doctors treat.

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

Published: Aug 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows that house flies aren’t welcome around food.

UF scientists find first link in humans between memory and nerve cell production

UF scientists find first link in humans between memory and nerve cell production

Published: Aug 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Production of new nerve cells in the human brain is linked to learning and memory, according to a new study from the University of Florida. The research is the first to show such a link in humans. The findings, published online and in an upcoming print issue of the journal Brain, provide clues about processes involved in age- and health-related memory loss and reveal potential cellular targets for drug therapy.

UF scientists find genetic clues about pain insensitivity

UF scientists find genetic clues about pain insensitivity

Published: Aug 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A baby who rarely cries is many parents’ idea of a “happy” baby. Ashlyn Blocker was that kind of baby.

Over-the-counter painkiller may help ease emotional slights, UF study finds

Published: Aug 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Maybe that disgruntled JetBlue flight attendant should have popped a couple of Tylenols.

Artificial sweetener could help soybean plants resist rust disease, UF researchers say

Published: Aug 10th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Saccharin, the artificial sweetener used in diet drinks and other consumer products, has an unexpected sweet agricultural benefit: It helps soybean plants ward off a disease that threatens the entire soybean industry, University of Florida researchers say.