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Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health

Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health

Published: Jul 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to staying healthy, it’s a cell-eat-cell world. As cells age, damaged proteins and lipids accumulate within them. Impaired cell parts can send free radicals […]

Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance on beneficial aspirin treatment

Published: Jul 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A daily low dose of aspirin can offer important protection against cardiovascular disease, but University of Florida researchers say that the people who could receive the most benefit from the medication may not be taking it.

UF professors to participate in SEC symposium on obesity prevention

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida professors will participate in the 2014 SEC Symposium about obesity prevention Sep. 21-23 in Atlanta.

UF research finds association between certain pain relievers and heart attack

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For women taking certain kinds of pain relievers, a heart attack could be waiting in their medicine cabinets.

New infections cause dormant viruses to reactivate

Published: Jun 26th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The famous slogan is “A diamond is forever,” but that phrase might be better suited to herpes: Unlike most viruses, which succumb to the immune system’s attack, herpes remains in the body forever, lying in wait, sometimes reactivating years later.

Pioneering scientist, physician and founding member of College of Medicine passes away

Published: Jun 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Richard T. Smith, the first chairman of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, who distinguished himself throughout his career and his life, died June 14 in Gainesville surrounded by his family. He was 90.

Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Published: Jun 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, a University of Florida study has shown.

UF recruits 36 faculty in first round of preeminence hiring

Published: Jun 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has recruited more than three dozen distinguished faculty members from around the world as the first round of hires in the university’s “Preeminence Plan” to rise among the nation’s top public universities.

UF teaches cognitive improvement to residents of retirement community

UF teaches cognitive improvement to residents of retirement community

Published: Jun 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and The Village retirement community in Gainesville have partnered to offer UF Health Vitality Mind, a research program dedicated to maximizing brain health in older adults.

Study proves physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s something we’ve all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.