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Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Potential new drug treats blood disorders by halting overproduction of blood cells

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like a switch stuck in the on position, the bone marrow can churn out blood cells that bloat internal organs and clog blood vessels, leading to life-threatening disease.

UF study: Florida nurses below U.S. average for higher degrees; patient care may suffer

UF study: Florida nurses below U.S. average for higher degrees; patient care may suffer

Published: Feb 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nurses in Florida are falling behind national trends in terms of education — a direction that may affect patient safety and quality of care as well as the ability to educate the next generation of nursing professionals.

African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Published: Feb 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted shorelines

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a new study finds.

Patient privacy should be respected abroad and online

Patient privacy should be respected abroad and online

Published: Feb 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Taking an unauthorized photo of a patient and posting it on Facebook is a giant no-no for health-care providers, who follow strict federal guidelines protecting patient privacy.

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

Published: Feb 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article published online this week by the American Journal of Surgery.

Revisited human-worm relationships shed light on brain evolution

Revisited human-worm relationships shed light on brain evolution

Published: Feb 9th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Man is but a worm” was the title of a famous caricature of Darwin’s ideas in Victorian England. Now, 120 years later, a molecular analysis of mysterious marine creatures unexpectedly reveals our cousins as worms, indeed.

New findings on UF marine compound show versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

New findings on UF marine compound show versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

Published: Feb 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases.