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Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

Researchers uncover genetic key for improved blood-thinning therapy for African-American patients

Published: Jun 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have discovered a way to make a blood thinner safer for about 40 percent of African-Americans taking the drug by linking a common gene variation to the dose.

UF/IFAS survey reveals Floridians conflicted about immigrants, related policies

Published: May 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey suggests.

African-Americans express keen interest in medical research participation, UF study finds

Published: Apr 2nd, 2013

SVILLE, Fla. — In interviews with nearly 6,000 residents of five U.S. cities, African-Americans were more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to express an interest in participating in medical research, even if studies involved providing blood or genetic samples. The findings appear online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health.

UF researchers to study ethnic differences in prostate cancer experiences

Published: Mar 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and die more often of the disease than any other group of American men, yet there are significant differences among black men in terms of quality of life and outcomes. Now, University of Florida researchers are exploring these differences among groups of culturally diverse black men with prostate cancer, seeking to understand why.

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Published: Mar 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 32 million Americans harbor potentially toxic proteins that can attack body tissues and lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, according to a new University of Florida study. This is the first accurate estimate of the frequency of the proteins, called autoantibodies, the researchers say. The findings appear online and in an upcoming print edition of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Book by UF faculty reveals human side of undocumented immigration issue

Published: Oct 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Philip Williams didn’t expect to find hope in Cobb County, Ga.

Spanish-language series offers new educational tool for TB awareness

Published: Sep 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Teresa knocks on her friend’s door late one night.
“¿Qué pasa?” the friend worriedly asks.

Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

Published: Sep 13th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Racism may be less of a factor in politics than other realms of life, according to a new University of Florida study, which found few white voters […]

UF study finds deficiencies in Columbus picture books used in schools

Published: Oct 5th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The story of Christopher Columbus and the people he encountered when he arrived in the Caribbean has yet to be truthfully conveyed in books used by elementary school students, a new University of Florida study finds.