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Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Misaligned research, medical challenges and harsh economics are thwarting efforts to slow the destructive course of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to a trio of nationally regarded Alzheimer’s researchers writing a “Perspective” in Thursday’s (Jan. 27) issue of the journal Neuron.

Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies

Go figure: Math model may help researchers with stem cell, cancer therapies

Published: Jan 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The difficult task of sorting and counting prized stem cells and their cancer-causing cousins has long frustrated scientists looking for new ways to help people who have progressive diseases.

Home-use blood sugar monitors not ideal in hospital surgical situations, UF researchers say

Home-use blood sugar monitors not ideal in hospital surgical situations, UF researchers say

Published: Jan 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In surgical situations, fluctuation in patients’ blood glucose levels can be harmful, so physicians take frequent measurements to guide treatment decisions.

UF study: Exercise could help prevent, treat eating disorders

Published: Jan 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When treating an eating disorder, exercise is rarely considered therapeutic; it’s more likely to be viewed as dangerous for patients already obsessed with their weight. But a new University of Florida study shows that the psychological benefits of exercise could be used as an intervention for — or even a way to prevent — eating disorders.

UF researchers receive $4.7 million to study improved therapies for hemophilia

UF researchers receive $4.7 million to study improved therapies for hemophilia

Published: Jan 12th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received four grants totaling almost $4.7 million to develop therapies for improving the health and quality of life of people with hemophilia.

UF receives $4.7 million to study marijuana’s role in immunity among HIV-positive adolescents

UF receives $4.7 million to study marijuana’s role in immunity among HIV-positive adolescents

Published: Jan 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — HIV experts at the University of Florida, along with colleagues at the University of South Florida and the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded $4.7 million by the National Institutes of Health to study how the complex interplay between marijuana use and HIV infection can influence the development of neurological disorders in adolescents.