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UF veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters

UF veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters

Published: Jun 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected animals.

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report.

‘Star Trek’ for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet

‘Star Trek’ for animals: A wireless medical monitor for your pet

Published: Jan 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next time you take Fluffy in for surgery, the veterinarian may be able to monitor her post-op progress from a smartphone.

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: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

UF researchers: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An alternative to a widely accepted vaccination protocol in cats could literally move the needle for feline cancer treatment, according to University of Florida researchers. “One to […]

UF researchers report cats may be the key to human HIV vaccine

Published: Oct 1st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blood from HIV-infected human subjects shows an immune response against a cat AIDS virus protein, a surprise finding that could help scientists find a way to develop a human AIDS vaccine, report University of Florida and University of California, San Francisco researchers.

UF researchers develop technique to test manatees for heart disease

UF researchers develop technique to test manatees for heart disease

Published: Jun 18th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leisurely swims in warm, tropical waters fueled by the gaze of admiring fans and a healthy vegetarian diet. The life of a manatee hardly seems likely to prompt concerns about heart disease. But researchers at the University of Florida say the lumbering, loveable sea cow’s ticker deserves a closer look because of the animal’s endangered status.

Presidential search, London band trip among top 2012 stories

Published: Jan 1st, 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.

Rare human parasite found in U.S. horse for the first time, University of Florida researchers report

Published: Nov 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A rare, potentially fatal species of parasite never before found in North America has been identified in a Florida horse.

Analysis of bacterial genes may help ID cause of dog brain disease, say UF researchers

Analysis of bacterial genes may help ID cause of dog brain disease, say UF researchers

Published: Sep 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By analyzing the genes of bacteria, University of Florida researchers have moved a step closer to pinpointing how two brain disorders common in small-breed dogs occur.