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Muscular Dystrophy Drug

Published: Jun 22nd, 2010

Monique Griffen is no stranger to the doctor’s office. She suffers from late-onset Pompe disease. Thanks to clinical trials at the University of Florida for the new drug Lumizyme, her condition is improving.

Reef Algae

Published: Jun 17th, 2010

As BP officials scramble to contain the oil spill and save the Gulf coast from further contamination, University of Florida researchers are working on a save of their own. Researchers are collecting blue-green algae from sensitive coral reefs just offshore in the Florida Keys because of recent findings that the algae may help cure diseases.

Genetic Diabetes

Published: Jun 8th, 2010

Nearly twenty-four million people in the United States suffer from type one or type two diabetes, the most common form of the disease, but some suffer from a genetic form of the disease called “Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young,” or “MODY.” Now University of Florida researchers have identified a key gene, which may lead to better screening for people who suffer from MODY.

Historic Dating

Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

Time travel’s not an option for communities trying to pinpoint the birthdates of their historical buildings, but University of Florida researchers are using tree-ring dating to look into the distant past.

Florida Rising

Published: Jun 1st, 2010

After months of grim news about the economy sinking, it turns out something’s actually going up, the State of Florida itself. A new University of Florida study finds new evidence that suggests the state is in fact rising by about one-twentieth a millimeter per year.