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With playoffs underway, UF researchers offer a safer football helmet

With playoffs underway, UF researchers offer a safer football helmet

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bone-crushing tackles may make football fans avert their eyes in horror, but Ghatu Subhash studies collisions, impacts and crashes, both on the field and off.

Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Low-cost Alzheimer’s testing, Hepatitis C treatments among top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Dec 30th, 2013

This year has been another busy one for news at UF, but some stories were more popular than others. Here’s our list of the Top 10 based on unique pageviews.

UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

Published: Dec 19th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A quick spray on the tongue with an oral spray containing a compound that naturally occurs in the body could be all it takes to curb appetite and spark weight loss. And unlike oral weight-loss sprays currently on the market, this one holds the promise of being backed by medical science.

UF/IFAS study: Confusion surrounds added vs. natural sugar in drinks

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people don’t know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought.

UF researchers to use brain imaging to look at dementia profiles in Parkinson’s patients

UF researchers to use brain imaging to look at dementia profiles in Parkinson’s patients

Published: Dec 10th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rates of dementia among people with Parkinson’s disease are higher than the general population, with 25 to 40 percent of patients expected to eventually develop dementia. Now […]

UF/IFAS: ‘Perfect storm’ needed for salmonella to spread in post-harvest tomatoes

Published: Dec 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have gained new insight into produce-associated salmonella that they hope will eventually reduce the number and severity of the illness-causing outbreaks.

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky

Pig kidneys for transplantation could help thousands of patients with kidney failure

Published: Dec 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kidney failure patients in the not-too-distant future may have a new option that sidesteps the current organ shortage, lengthy wait and potential rejection: Grow your own.

Food safety is among top concerns for Floridians, UF/IFAS survey finds

Published: Dec 3rd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food safety is near the top of most Floridians’ concerns, behind only the economy and health care, a survey released today by the University of Florida shows.