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UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

UF medicinal chemists modify sea bacteria byproduct for use as potential cancer drug

Published: Aug 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer.

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers.

Study of HIV increase in Pakistan could benefit other research

Published: Aug 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rates of HIV have increased in Pakistan’s general population, as the virus has spread beyond at-risk groups to women and their children, according to an international team of researchers, including a University of Florida scientist.

In the Chest Pain E.R., a new testing routine means fewer missed heart disease cases

In the Chest Pain E.R., a new testing routine means fewer missed heart disease cases

Published: Aug 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing things a little differently in the emergency room could mean fewer missed cases of heart disease, according to physicians at the University of Florida.

UF expert: In the quest to cure Type 1 diabetes, scientists must develop better research standards

UF expert: In the quest to cure Type 1 diabetes, scientists must develop better research standards

Published: Aug 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cure for Type 1 diabetes has been the holy grail of researchers worldwide since the first clinical trials seeking to cure the disease began some three decades ago. But despite many advances, the target still seems just out of reach. That point was made frustratingly clear for scientists worldwide this year when several clinical trials that had held great promise based on laboratory studies yielded disappointing results.

New measurements prove it: Active older adults less likely to become cognitively impaired, UF researchers find

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Reaching over to make the bed or bending to get a grocery bag might not be the typical idea of being physically active. But all those everyday movements add up and could contribute to health benefits, especially among older adults — even if it’s not clear just how much energy seniors are exerting.

Researchers look for new ways to get teens to take their medicine

Researchers look for new ways to get teens to take their medicine

Published: Aug 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Skipping doses of medicine or taking it at the wrong times can worsen a patient’s condition and lead to costly complications — even organ rejection in patients who have undergone a kidney transplant.