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UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

Published: Dec 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims.

UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

UF researchers develop first method to accurately measure zinc in humans

Published: Dec 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zinc is an essential nutrient, but until now, there has not been an effective way to measure it in our bodies, say University of Florida researchers.

Study aims to prevent underage drinking in American Indian communities

Study aims to prevent underage drinking in American Indian communities

Published: Dec 12th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy in partnership with Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways to prevent underage drinking.

Satellite imagery helps researchers track, potentially control, disease

Satellite imagery helps researchers track, potentially control, disease

Published: Dec 8th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Using satellite images to measure nighttime light levels streaming from West African cities could prove to be an important new tool in fighting the spread of measles, according to a new study.

UF veterinarians hope new gene chip will help detect, treat West Nile virus in horses and humans

UF veterinarians hope new gene chip will help detect, treat West Nile virus in horses and humans

Published: Dec 7th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new “gene chip” developed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on brain response in horses infected with West Nile virus and could lead to better ways to diagnose and treat both equines and humans, researchers said.

High blood pressure may point to hidden health problems for kids in the ER

High blood pressure may point to hidden health problems for kids in the ER

Published: Dec 1st, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — More than half of children admitted to an urban Florida pediatric emergency department had elevated blood pressure, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care.