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UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

Published: Jul 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people.

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Astronomers, royalty, rock stars to inaugurate world’s largest telescope

Published: Jul 13th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Four hundred years after Galileo first turned his handmade telescope toward the heavens, the world’s largest, most technologically advanced telescope is set to make its formal debut.

A prehistoric Popeye effect? For the dinosaur, food meant bulk

Published: Jul 7th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida biologist thinks he knows how dinosaurs got so big. And it turns out, Popeye and Pachycephalosaurus may have a thing or two in common.

Scientists: Salamanders, regenerative wonders, heal like mammals, people

Published: Jul 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord — even bits of lopped-off brain.