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UF study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillers

UF study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillers

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Painkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs and others in their class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are linked to harmful health effects.

Genetic analysis of costly cattle disease may aid in vaccine development

Genetic analysis of costly cattle disease may aid in vaccine development

Published: Jul 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine say proteins common to multiple strains of Anaplasma marginale, a tick-borne pathogen that costs the U.S. cattle industry millions of dollars annually and is even more devastating in developing countries, could hold the key to developing an effective vaccine against the disease.

UF scientists devise way to sort brain cells for potential transplants

UF scientists devise way to sort brain cells for potential transplants

Published: Jul 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have discovered a way to separate the neural wheat from the chaff during the process of generating brain cells for potential patient therapies.

Combining therapies appears safe, may benefit patients with advanced liver cancer, UF scientists say

Combining therapies appears safe, may benefit patients with advanced liver cancer, UF scientists say

Published: Jul 5th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Few treatments exist for patients with advanced primary liver cancer, but University of Florida researchers have found a new way to broaden the range of options and potentially improve health outcomes by combining two treatments.