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UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants

UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New findings by the University of Florida may help lead to a cure for a deadly disease that primarily afflicts premature newborns.

UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost

Published: Jun 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable.

UF receives $1.25 million to advance clinical research and personalized medicine

Published: Jun 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received three grants totaling $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Health to support research that will expand opportunities to conduct community-based clinical research in Florida, offer personalized medicine to patients and improve clinical trial design. The three projects involve teams of researchers from multiple colleges at UF as well as other universities, including Florida State University.

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Published: Jun 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toddler’s tiny teeth are destined to fall out in later years as their permanent pearly whites grow in. But for some children, especially those from low-income families, cavities and poor oral health lead to complicated dental problems long before they even graduate from their cribs.

UF researcher reduces allergens in peanuts using pulsed light

UF researcher reduces allergens in peanuts using pulsed light

Published: Jun 8th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has developed a new technique to make peanuts safer for people with peanut allergies.

UF researchers show new way to target tumor cells

UF researchers show new way to target tumor cells

Published: Jun 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether a tumor flourishes or dies depends, to an extent, on the acidity of the environment in which it lives, and a certain enzyme plays a key role in that balance, according to new research from the University of Florida.

UF researchers suggest cholera vaccination strategies for Zimbabwe

Published: Jun 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mathematical models analyzing how a cholera outbreak spread in Zimbabwe are providing new insights into the most effective vaccination strategies for preventing future cholera epidemics, according to University of Florida researchers.

Pressure to look more muscular may lead some men to consider steroids

Published: Jun 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people associate steroid use with oiled-up bodybuilders or professional athletes, but for some college-age men, steroids seem like the only way to measure up to the muscle-bound men in fitness magazines.

UF researchers say viruses could play key role in ICU patients’ outcomes

Published: Jun 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Common viral infections appear to play a role in why some critically ill patients struggle to recover, according to University of Florida researchers who studied how influenza and other infectious agents affect the health outcomes of patients in intensive care units.