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Older Wisdom

Published: Dec 15th, 2010

With the holiday season comes food, festivities, and family reunions. For some elders that means story time. A new University of Florida study shows they have more street smarts than you may think.

Holiday Drinking

Published: Dec 15th, 2010

The holiday season has become a time for family, friends, and spirits. Millions of people will reach for alcohol to celebrate the good times between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, but University of Florida experts warn this spike in alcohol use can prove dangerous.

Foster Kids

Published: Dec 7th, 2010

Many children in foster care aren’t hoping for a new toy, but instead, a brighter future. Moving between families can make it hard for kids to succeed in school and now a new University of Florida study suggests emotions may stand in the way.

Innovation Square

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

University of Florida officials have unveiled plans for Innovation Square, a large scale research park that will aid in the development of high-tech companies.

Parkinson’s Help

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

People suffering from what’s called “dysphagia” have difficulty swallowing and may experience pain while eating or drinking. Patients with Parkinson’s disease often have dysphagia and now a new University of Florida study shows they can improve their swallowing with training.

Pregnancy Concerns

Published: Nov 4th, 2010

An active ingredient found in some toothpaste, soaps, and even mouthwash can apparently disrupt a vital enzyme in pregnancy. Now a new University of Florida study shows the ingredient known as triclosan can interfere with estrogen metabolism in women.

Career Calling

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

Many adults wonder whether young people have a clue what to do with their lives and whether they’ll find a “calling.” Now a new University of Florida study shows freshmen college students are more focused than you think.

Wildlife Planes

Published: Oct 20th, 2010

The military uses small, unmanned airplanes for surveillance. Now, scientists are using them to track birds in their nests and other wild plant and animal life.

Combat Trauma

Published: Oct 6th, 2010

Combat veterans know some scars just don’t heal. Now a new University of Florida study of World War Two vets shows that some men exposed to heavy combat at a young age felt symptoms of anxiety and depression well into their eighties.

Cancer Fighting Compound

Published: Sep 29th, 2010

Roughly twelve million people each year face the difficult diagnosis of cancer. Now University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound called largazole, found in the waters off the Florida Keys. Largazole has already shown promising results fighting colon cancer cells.