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C-sections might not be needed for pregnant women who have unruptured brain aneurysms

Published: Feb 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cesarean sections are used almost three times as often to deliver the babies of women who have an unruptured brain aneurysm — a blood-filled ballooning of a blood vessel — as for other women. But that extra precaution might not be necessary, say researchers at the University of Florida.

UF researchers include humans in most comprehensive tree of life to date

Published: Feb 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international team of scientists including University of Florida researchers has generated the most comprehensive tree of life to date on placental mammals, which are those bearing live young, including bats, rodents, whales and humans.

Fear factor: Study shows brain’s response to scary stimuli

Published: Feb 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Driving through his hometown, a war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder may see roadside debris and feel afraid, believing it to be a bomb. He’s ignoring his safe, familiar surroundings and only focusing on the debris; yet, when it comes to the visual cortex, a recent study at the University of Florida suggests this is completely normal.