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Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joining a gym to log in hours on the elliptical or hiring a nutritionist for guidance are good ideas to shed pounds but typically too pricey for people with low incomes, as are many programs geared toward boosting wellness.

Researchers use game to change how scientists study disease outbreaks

Published: Apr 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may seem like a macabre game of tag, but it’s actually an innovative tool for teaching the fundamentals of epidemiology — the science of how infectious diseases move through a population.

$63 million NIH grant helps UF, national consortium explore cell regeneration therapies for heart disease

$63 million NIH grant helps UF, national consortium explore cell regeneration therapies for heart disease

Published: Apr 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers and colleagues at six other institutions have received a $63 million, seven-year grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop heart disease therapies that use a patient’s own bone marrow and heart cells to generate new healthy heart cells and restore function.